2021-02 Raynors HCA Live
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HOLMES, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894) was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, he was acclaimed by his peers as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He was also an important medical reformer. In addition to his work as an author and poet, Holmes also served as a physician, professor, lecturer and inventor and, although he never practiced it, he received formal training in law. Autograph Letter Signed "O. W. Holmes," 1pp. octavo, November 22. and reads "My nephew, a son of Hon. C. W. Upham of Salem, may call on you some day to ask questions about heliotypes. Will you have the kindness to listen & to answer any questions he may put as if he were Michael Angelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Raffael Sanzio all rolled into one, for the space of five or even seven minutes." Matted and framed to an overall size of 10 x 12.5. Fine condition.
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