A FAMILY TABLET: CONTAINING A SELECTION OF ORIGINAL POETRY
by [Holmes, Abiel ( ed)]
Boston: Printed and Sold by William Spotswood, 1796. ,81pp. 12mo. Old calf (backstrip defective and upper board detached). Half-title laid down on binder's endsheet, a neatly and properly deaccessioned institutional duplicate, with bookplates, each bearing a small withdrawal stamp, blindstamp to title; the textblock is clean and crisp. First edition of the first separate publication by Oliver W. Holmes's father, albeit an edited anthology. Holmes's first marriage was to Mary Stiles, one of the several children of Ezra Stiles, and composition of the constituent poems has been ascribed to members of the Stiles family. EVANS 30577. ESTC W20300. WEGELIN 584. (Inventory #: WRCLIT54381)
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