Elsie Venner, A Romance of Destiny, 2 Vol, Leather, 1st Ed, 1861


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Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny
by Oliver Wendell Holmes
In Two Volumes


Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny is an 1861 novel by American author and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Later dubbed the first of his "medicated novels," it tells the story of a neurotic young woman whose mother was bitten by a rattlesnake while pregnant, which imbued the child with some characteristics of the reptile.

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields, Boston
Copyright: 1861

CONDITION: This set is in good condition. Leather. These books are bound in half calf over hand marbled boards. The covers are worn along edges and corners with some chipping along outer hinges and some wear to the head/tail of the spine. The spine has five raised bands with hand-tooled dentelles. The spine of volume two is missing the gilt titles. Both books have an elegant ex-libris on the front pastedown and hand marbled endpapers matching the cover. Top edges gilt. Original ribbon bookmarks present. The hinges are tight and the binding is square. The text block is toned along edges but all pages are supple.

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