Laurel Leaves: Original Poems, Stories and Essays by William F. Gill. Copyright 1875 William F. Gill, published 1876, William F. Gill and Company, 309 Washington Street, Boston. Brown cloth bevelled boards with black and gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Embossed gilt title and leaf decoration to front board, all gilt edges. Book measures 9" X 7", and has 446 numbered pages, Frontis and 21 black and white full page engravings, with tissue guards, plus numerous half-title illustrations. Of special note, contents include Louisa M. Alcott's Transcendental Wild Oats, and Sarah Helen Whitman's poem The Old Mirror. Holiday annual with first appearances of some authors. Dedicated to Oliver Wendell Holmes. In very good Antique 135 year old condition with very light age appropriate wear to the cover, and very light coloring of interior pages.