1864. Item #86562
HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. SOUNDINGS FROM THE ATLANTIC. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1864. First edition. [viii] 1-468 pp., + 22 pp. publisher's advertisement dated November, 1863. Octavo, bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine and blind-stamped boards. An attractive near-fine copy, it is clean inside and out, showing only a bit of negligible wear to cloth. Early gift inscription - within weeks of publication, dated 25 December 1863, to Moorfield Storey (American, 1845-1929), an attorney and an important civil rights activist who served as the first president of the NAACP, with his bookplate on front pastedown. All but one of the articles in this compilation first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, from 1868 to 1864. Included are some of Holmes' essays on photography, including "Stereoscope and the Stereograph." (BAL 8829; Currier & Tilton, pp. 123-124).