Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1891, 1892.
Limited Edition. Leather bound. 8 7/8" X 6". 16 Volumes. Riverside Edition. Large-Paper Edition limited to 275 sets, this being number 211. Bound in half red leather with red cloth over boards and marbled endpapers by Stikeman & Co. Five raised bands and gilt lettering and gilt designs to spines. Top edges gilt. Worn red ribbon placemarkers to all volumes, most torn and laid in. Heavy rubbing to extremities of all volumes, with moderate scattered rubbing and corners, edges, and spines rubbed to boards in certain spots. Front hinge starting to Volume XIII and rear hinge to Volume III, with Volume XIII's upper board half-separated, else all bindings sound and firm. Bookseller notations pencilled to verso of front free endpaper of Volume I. Pages clean and bright. Small red stain to fore-edge of Volume VI. Tissue-guarded frontispieces to volumes I, IV, IX, XI, XIV, XV, and XVI. Mild offsetting to tissue guards and title pages. A handsomely bound limited edition set of the writings of physician, scholar, essayist, and member of the Fireside Poets, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Senior.
Contents in full: Volume I: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, Every Man His Own Boswell; Volume II: The Professor at the Breakfast-Table with the Story of Iris; Volume III: The Poet at the Breakfast-Table, He Talks with His Fellow-Boarders and the Reader; Volume IV: Over the Teacups; Volume V: Elsie Venner, A Romance of Destiny; Volume VI: The Guardian Angel; Volume VII: A Mortal Antipathy, First Opening of the New Portfolio; Volume VIII: Pages from an Old Volume of Life, A Collection of Essays, 1857-1881; Volume IX: Medical Essays, 1842-1882; Volume X: Our Hundred Days in Europe; Volume XI: The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Vol. I; Volume XII: The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Vol. II; Volume XIII: The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Vol. III; Volume XIV: Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Lothrop Motley, Two Memoirs; Volume XV: Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Vol. I; Volume XVI: Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Vol. II. This is a heavy set and will require additional postage for international or priority orders. Very good. Item #2084