Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, Oliver Wendell Holmes
Edition of 1899 inscribed: "To Alphonso, for good conduct. June 1900"
A pithy and disordered collection of essays and occasional doggerel from one of the US Supreme Court's most renowned and revered justices. Studded with eye popping slides into racism, misogyny, classism and snobbery the book takes the form of a Yankee breakfast conversation. No one is spared.