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Border Lines of Knowledge in Some Provinces of Medical Science. An Introductory Lecture, delivered Before the Medical Class of Harvard University, November 6th, 1861. (bound with) Astraea: The Balance of Illusions. A Poem...
Holmes, Oliver W.

Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1862. F 80 + 39 pages; "Astraea..." being published in 1850, "...Delivered Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Yale College, August 14, 1850"; Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) prolific American essayist, poet and long-time teacher, lecturer of anatomy at Harvard. (DAB), here stating in "Border Lines": "...science is the topography of ignorance..."; bound in red pebbled cloth covered boards, red leather spine and corners, gilt ruling, gilt titles and spine compartment floral spray designs, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; a mid-nineteenth century British leather binding by W. Pratt for H. Stevens, with their stamp on the front endpaper bottom edge; some edge, tips wear to binding; contents in very good condition. Good (Item ID: 18484)


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