Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company. The Riverside Press, Cambridge [London: Trübner & Co.], 1878.
Frontis. xxii, 315pp. 8vo. Original green cloth BAL 8926 (Holmes); Crabtree 1004. Item #316212
Holmes edited this last book by his classmate and friend Edward H. Clarke (1820-77), an essay left unfinished at Clarke’s death. It is a study of hallucinations and visions, and what causes them. The effects of various drugs (quinine, digitalis, opium, hashish, alcohol) on vision is among the topics covered. Clarke had been a Professor at Harvard succeeding Jacob Bigelow as Prof. of Materia Medica.