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March 2, 2013, 12:00 PM GMT | Heathrow, United Kingdom    Live Auction

Lot 1041: HOLMES SR. OLIVER WENDELL: (1809-1894) American (80 views)

HOLMES SR. OLIVER WENDELL: (1809-1894) American
Estimate: £80 - £100
Description: HOLMES SR. OLIVER WENDELL: (1809-1894) American Physician and Poet. A.L.S., O W Holmes, two pages, 8vo, Beacon Street, 30th April n.y., to a gentleman, apparently Professor Charles Wing. Holmes states that he had hoped to see his corresondent to thank him personally for two glasses which he has returned. He continues 'I am not very skilful with the more difficult tests but the manner in which the objective shewed....was to my eye very satisfactory. I was also much interested in the preparatory microscope which in young and steady hands would I should think prove excellent in the preliminary arrangement of specimins for the higher powers.' In concluding he asks to know the cost of the instruments which he would like to know 'as many enquiries are made of me about instruments'. With blank integral leaf. VG

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Lot 1041: HOLMES SR. OLIVER WENDELL: (1809-1894) American
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March 2, 2013, 12:00 PM GMT