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HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel.

Published by Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1850 (1850)

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Item Description: Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1850, 1850. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Issue: with the advertisements dated "March 1, 1850" and the misprint "reduplicate" for "repudiate" at line 20 page 21. Bookseller Inventory # 30581

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HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL

Published by Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge (1883)

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Item Description: Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1883. 248 x 159 mm. (9 3/4 x 6 1/4"). 13 volumes. Introductory notes to each volume by George Parsons Lathrop. No. 68 OF 250 COPIES of the "Riverside Edition." Restrained but attractive early 20th century brown crushed morocco by Ernst Hertzberg & Sons (stamp-signed on rear free endpaper), covers with frame formed by pairs of plain gilt rules and a single gilt dot at each corner, raised bands, spine compartments gilt in the same design as the covers, gilt titling, turn-ins densely gilt in a palmette pattern, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges rough trimmed. All 13 volumes with frontispieces and title pages with etched vignette. A Large Paper Copy on laid paper. Title pages in red and black. Clark B-10; BAL 7643. Spines faintly and evenly sunned, just a hint of wear to the tops of three spines, but A BEAUTIFUL SET, the lustrous bindings almost entirely unworn, and the text unusually clean, fresh, and bright. One of the major figures in the history of literature in the United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) was among those who first inspired the idea of "American literature," a national literature that could take its place alongside its long-established European forebears. Probably more than any other writer of stature in 19th century America, Hawthorne combined vivid imagination with careful, structured craft. In addition to his great achievements--"The Scarlet Letter" of 1850 and "The House of Seven Gables" (1851)--our handsome edition contains all of the lesser narrative and non-fiction writings, including voluminous entries from his journals, said to contain upwards of 300,000 words. This copy has the original 12 volumes that normally make up the set, along with an additional 13th volume containing "Doctor Grimshawe's Secret," edited by Julian Hawthorne. Ernst Hertzberg, who learned to bind in his native Germany, went to work as a finisher for the Ringer bindery after immigrating to Chicago, and he eventually became a partner in the business. He also collected Napoleonic prints and documents with the goal of binding an extra-illustrated edition of William Milligan Sloane's "Life of Napoleon Bonaparte." The completed project was exhibited at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, where it won top honors for bookbinding. Hertzberg sold the set to a private collector for the then-staggering sum of $12,000, which allowed him to buy out his partner and set up his own bindery. Our edition does not often appear at auction: only five copies are listed in ABPC since 1975, and none of those is in full leather. One of the major figures in the history of literature in the United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) was among those who first inspired the idea of "American literature," a national literature that could take its place alongside its long-established European forebears. Probably more than any other writer of stature in 19th century America, Hawthorne combined vivid imagination with careful, structured craft. In addition to his great achievements--"The Scarlet Letter" of 1850 and "The House of Seven Gables" (1851)--our handsome edition contains all of the lesser narrative and non-fiction writings, including voluminous entries from his journals, said to contain upwards of 300,000 words. This copy has the original 12 volumes that normally make up the set, along with an additional 13th volume containing "Doctor Grimshawe's Secret," edited by Julian Hawthorne. Ernst Hertzberg, who learned to bind in his native Germany, went to work as a finisher for the Ringer bindery after immigrating to Chicago, and he eventually became a partner in the business. He also collected Napoleonic prints and documents with the goal of binding an extra-illustrated edition of William Milligan Sloane's "Life of Napoleon Bonaparte." The completed project was exhibited at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, where it won top honors for bookbinding. Hertzberg sold the set to a private collector for the then-staggering sum of $12,000, which allowed. Bookseller Inventory # ST11462a-239

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Published by Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston (1851)

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Item Description: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston, 1851. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] [9] 10-344, 4-page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1851" inserted between front endpapers, flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, yellow endpapers. First edition, first printing. 1690 copies printed 6-24 March 1851, published 9 April 1851. There is type batter to right margins of lines 1-3, page 149 which, according to Clark, was reset for the second through fourth printings. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-38. See Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 457. BAL 7604 (Binding A). Clark A17.1.a (first printing). Neat early owner's name at top right corner of title page. Slight spine lean, cloth restored at spine ends, mild, shallow damp stain to fore-edge margins of inserted publisher's catalogue, a tight, very good copy with clean binding and bright gilt stamping to spine panel. A pleasing copy overall. (#147549). Bookseller Inventory # 147549

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THE SCARLET LETTER, A ROMANCE: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Item Description: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston, 1850. Embossed Cloth. Book Condition: Good binding. First Edition. Octavo. 322pp. Scarce in publisher's binding, this is an a discreetly resewn copy with some wear to the spine ends and corners; light soiling to the covers; a few signatures are pulled and loose, but holding; 4-page March 1, 1850 publishers catalog bound in at the front endpaper; this is one of 2500 copies of the first edition of among the most important American novels [Note: "Much has been made for the revisions and correction done for the second edition (see next entry); the claim being that these changes occured during the run of the first edition and that, therefore, there are two states of the first edition. The assertion is incorrect. All examined copies of the first edition are textually identical." [BAL 7600]. This copy belonged to Albert Laighton, a poet (and sometime New Hampshire state senator) who lived in Portsmouth, NH. Laighton's signature is present, and we presume the copious notes pencilled on the preliminary pages are in his hand as well. Previous owner names and notes to the preliminary pages and we have not removed scattered marginal bracketing in pencil. All in all, this is an more than presentable First Edition copy. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. (BAL 7600, Clark A16.1). Good binding. Bookseller Inventory # 256286

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The House of the Seven Gables: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Item Description: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A very good first edition, first issue, with battered type on page 149 and with March ads, one of only 1690 copies thus. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1508017

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A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields, Boston (1852)

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Item Description: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, Boston, 1852. First edition, first issue with no ads. First edition, first issue with no ads. Frontispiece and 6 engraved plates by Baker from designs by Billings. vi, [7]-256 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. A very nice copy of Hawthorne's most famous children's book, with "The Gorgon's Head", "Three Golden Apples", etc. BAL 7606; Peter Parley to Penrod Original blind stamped blue cloth. Faintest traces of rubbing to the spine, one small patch of soiling. Gilt titles fresh. Very nice, clean copy Frontispiece and 6 engraved plates by Baker from designs by Billings. vi, [7]-256 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 212602

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Item Description: On a sheet of blue paper measuring 9 1/8 by 7 3/4 inches, matted and framed. This brief letter, written from the American Consulate in Liverpool, is dated 2 January, 1856, and is addressed to the Collector of Customs in New York. The content concerns a Certificate of Registry for a vessel, and Hawthorne had enclosed it with this note. There is an addendum in another hand which states that this document had been delivered to a customs official on 23 January. Letter shows folds from being in an envelope, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 16921

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The Scarlet Letter.: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Item Description: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, Boston, 1850. First edition, with 4 pages publisher's advertisements inserted between preliminary blanks, dated March 1, 1850. Octavo, original brown cloth. One of only 2500 copies printed. A very good example with to the extremities, rebacked with some rubbing to the bottom of the cloth and short splits along front joint. "The most memorable and original aspect of The Scarlet Letter lies in Hawthorne's portrait of Hester Prynne, who has been described as "the first true heroine of American fiction", a woman whose experience evokes the biblical fate of Eve. Hawthorne's achievement is to make her passion noble, her defiance heartbreaking and her frailty inspiring. She becomes the archetype of the free-thinking American woman grappling with herself and her sexuality in a cold, patriarchal society" (The Guardian). The first edition of The Scarlet Letter sold out in ten days and "made Hawthorne's fame, changed his fortune and gave to our literature its first symbolic novel a year before the appearance of Melville's Moby-Dick" (Bradley). Bookseller Inventory # 15040

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A Wonder Book: HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL

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Item Description: Hodder & Stoughton, London/New York/Toronto. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good +. No Jacket. Arthur Rackham and Others (illustrator). Limited Edition. One of 600 numbered copies [#495] bound in white cloth with gilt decoration to front board and to spine. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. 24 hand-tipped full colour plates with printed tissue guards throughout. Signed by Rackham on the limitations page. Modest soiling to the cloth with a touch of shelfwear visible to the boards. Middle signature started, but the binding is sound. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed by Artist. Bookseller Inventory # 7856

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The Complete Writings.: HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel.

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel.

Published by Boston and New York: Houghton, Miflin and Company, 1900 (1900)

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Item Description: Boston and New York: Houghton, Miflin and Company, 1900, 1900. Octavo, 22 volumes (220 x 115 mm). Contemporary blue half morocco, titles gilt direct to spines, raised bands, sycamore leaf tools to compartments, marbled boards with double gilt rules, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Spines faintly darkened. An excellent set. Frontispiece in each volume in two states with the later signed by the illustrator of that particular volume, further monochrome illustrations throughout. The Autograph Edition. Limited to 500 copies signed by the author's daughter, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, and the publishers, this copy being number 469. Bookseller Inventory # 108759

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HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel.

Published by Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1900. (1900)

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Item Description: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1900., 1900. The Old Manse Edition, in 22 volumes, 8vo. Contemporary red half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt to spines, marbled boards and eps; t.e.g. With Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles. A clean, lovely set. Bookseller Inventory # 20257

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Item Description: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 1852. First edition, first issue. Octavo moss-green cloth stamped in blind. Spine lettered in gilt. Spine just slightly sunned and a tiny bump to the upper spine, else a fine, clean copy. Peter Parley to Penrod p.6: BAL7606. Bookseller Inventory # 4233

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The Scarlet Letter: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Item Description: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the misprint "reduplicate" for "repudiate" in line 20, page 21. This book also has the correct ads dated March 1, 1850. The book has been re-backed on the spine using the original publisher's brown cloth. The boards of the book are original with some wear. The pages are clean with new endpapers and minor wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a very good copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17997278753

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COMPLETE WORKS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE [SCARLET MOROCCO: Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1883-95, Boston (1883)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin, 1883-95, Boston, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine with no dust jacket. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Complete 13 vols. Riverside Edition. Edited by Hawthorne's son-in-law, Julian. 8vo, original 3/4 scarlet morocco leather and marbled bds, title and spine gilt, raised bands. Heads and tails completely intact. Etched frontispieces. Extremely attractive and well cared for set in FINE condition. Provenance Wasserman, Sessler's Book Store, Mabel Zahn. BAL 7643. Hawthorne's complete works: The Ancestral Footstep; Tales, Sketches, and Other Papers with a biographical sketch by George Parsons Lathrop; Dr. Grimshaw's Secret - a Romance; Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks; The Dolliver Romance, Fanshawe, and Septimus Felton with an appendix containing The Ancestral Footstep; The Marble Faun; Our Old Home and English Notebooks, Vol.1 and 2; Passages from the American Notebooks; The House of Seven Gables and The Snow Image; A Wonder-Book, Tanglewood Tales, and Grandfather's Chair; The Scarlet Letter and The Blithedale Romance and Twice-Told Tales; Mosses from an Old Manse. ; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 32740

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The Scarlet Letter: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Item Description: Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1850. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. First Edition. One of 2,500 copies published of this true first edition, on 16 March 1850, according to C.E. Frazier Clark Jr.'s definitive "Nathaniel Hawthorne - A Descriptive Bibliography". Number A16.1 in Clark's bibliography and number 7600 in BAL. This copy is in the following states and sub-states, again as described by Clark: Binding: in the style of Ticknor format A. Brown bold-ribbed T cloth with blind-stamped floral device inside ruled panels on both covers. Spine gold-stamped. Cream-colored wove endpapers. The contents are listed on pp. iii-iv and there is no preface. This is a key indicator of the first edition versus the second edition, which includes a preface. The other variants between the first and second editions are also present. These consist of sixty-nine typographical and spelling errors and punctuation changes throughout the text. For example, on page 21 line 20 "reduplicate" appears instead of "repudiate." Two of these variants (pg 31 line 20 and pg 132 line 29) are not as listed but these appear to be errors in Clark's list. Page 321 is in State x1 - line 10 has presence of work-up. Page iii is in State a2 - the "N" is beneath the "r" in "according" and the "1" of "192" is out of position. Four pages of ads were inserted between the front endpapers in most copies. This copy does not have any ads. It is unclear if they were lost or if this is one of the copies that never had ads. The text block is complete, although the stitching has loosened. The leaves are clean and unmarked except for a previous owner's name, dated 1850, on the front pastedown. The boards are in good condition, with some wear at the corners. The spine is in tatters, however, with some pieces missing. It is held to the boards with transparent tape. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006515

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Smith, Jessie Wilcox; Alice Barber Stephens et al (illus).

Published by Houghton Mifflin and Company. Boston. 1904. (1904)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin and Company. Boston. 1904., 1904. hardbound. Black and white plates with titled tissue guards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, lvii+323+343, xxiv+326, xxvi+345+360, xxiv+381, xxiv+467, xxxii+354, xxvi+294+359,xxi+517 (index), xxiv+360, xiv+515, xvii+433, xv+405, xii+323, xv+439, xiv+585 (index), viii+425+436+421+459 (index), 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, gilt lettered decorative leather spine and leather corners with marbled paper covered boards (hardbound). Occasional very minor signs of wear to covers of a few volumes, 1 inch tear to page 290 of Volume 9; overall the set is in very good to fine condition. Extremely goodlooking and very well preserved set of twenty two volumes including: Twice-Told Tales Told in Two Volumes, The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales, Mosses from an Old Manse Told in Two Volumes, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, The Marble Faun or the Romance of Monte Beni Told in Two Volumes, Our Old Home, The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair and Biographical Stories, A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys and Tanglewood Tales, The Dolliver Romance and Kindred Tales, Doctor Grimshawe's Secret, Tales and Sketches, Miscellanies Biographical and Other Sketches and Letters, Passages from the American-Notebooks, Notes of Travel in Four Volumes. The illustrations represent a diversity of American illustrators of the time including B. West Clinedinst, Clyde O. DeLand, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Frederick McCormick, A.I. Keller, Howard Pyle, Frank T. Merrill, Maude Cowles, Sarah S. Stilwell, and attractive plates of cathedrals and scenic Europe. Bookseller Inventory # ABE42027

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Published by Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston (1853)

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Item Description: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston, 1853. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6] 7-336 [note: first leaf is a blank] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "July, 1853" inserted at front, flyleaves at front and rear, engraved title and six inserted plates, original decorated blue cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow endpapers. First U.S. edition. 3000 copies printed. A sequel to A WONDER BOOK (1851), retelling Greek myths, including "The Minotaur," "The Pygmies," "The Dragon's Teeth," "Circe's Palace," "The Pomegranate Seeds," and "The Golden Fleece." "There is something a little surprising at first glance about Hawthorne, the grim examiner of New England souls, spinning stories for children, but he was, by all accounts, a devoted husband and father, and this book, as well as its predecessor, testify to the softening influence that domestic life apparently had on him. The other ostensible surprise is that Hawthorne, one of the first major American writers to mine his native soil for literary material, should turn back to classical sources here, but he uses them as raw materials only, bringing his own personal and national sensibility to bear on them, freely changing settings, characters, events and -- most importantly -- tone. This technique, as Attebery points out (The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature, p. 62), 'creates a fairyland which is neither Greece nor America, but linked to both: a meeting place of the modern and the magical.' Hawthorne broke with the didactic fashion of children's literature, using motifs and methods of the fairy tale, then a controversial genre. He 'led the way for a great many American children's writers in the nineteenth century. Largely from his innovations, a tradition grew up of fairy tales that were not absolutely original or genuinely American, but not entirely derivative either' (ibid., p. 63). One might add that openly linking oneself to older sources is itself a deeply embedded aspect of the fairy tale in both its oral and written forms." - Robert Eldridge. Attebery, The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature, pp. 60-3. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 10. BAL 7614 (noted printing 1; catalogue A). Clark A22.2a. An early copy with owner's penciled signature dated September 1853 on the first blank. Just a bit of wear to cloth at spine ends, a bright, clean, better than very good copy. (#137474). Bookseller Inventory # 137474

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WONDER BOOK: HAWTHORNE,NATHANIEL

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Item Description: (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. A WONDER BOOK by Nathaniel Hawthorne. London: Hodder & Stoughton. [1922]. Thick 4to (9 1/2 x 11 1/2"), white gilt decorated cloth, top edge gilt, spine toned, some cover soil and spots, internally fine - tight and clean with no foxing or spotting at all. LIMITED TO ONLY 600 COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM (Latimore-Haskell p.55). Illustrated with 24 magnificent color plates (16 tipped-in with lettered tissues), pictorial endpapers, plus 20 black and white drawings. Printed on hight quality paper and with a rather small limitation. Bookseller Inventory # 36065

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The Complete Writings. Old Manse Edition. 22: Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

Published by Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin, (1900). (1900)

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Item Description: Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin, (1900)., 1900. Book Condition: Sehr schönes Exemplar. Mit Porträts, Illustrationen und Faksimiles. Rote Halblederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt. Bookseller Inventory # 36295AB

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A WONDER BOOK: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Item Description: Hodder & Stoughton, 1922. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Rackham, Arthur (illustrator). First edition.. 1st 1922. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Limited to 600 copies. Bound in cream buckram, with pictorial stamping on the cover in gold. Titles to cover and spine in gold. Top-edge gilt, others untrimmed. 206 pages. 11.5 x 9 inches. 16 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue-guards. 8 full-page colour illustrations and 20 b/w drawings. Tan and white pictorial endpapers. Copy no. 91 SIGNED by Rackham. All plates present and in fine condition. Spine bumped. Covers have just a few faint marks. Gilt rubbed on spine. Contents fine. A beautiful book. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [R]. Signed by author. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1106265

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SCARLET LETTER, and THE HOUSE OF THE: Hawthorne Nathaniel

Hawthorne Nathaniel

Published by London George Routledge & Co. 1851 (1851)

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Item Description: London George Routledge & Co. 1851, 1851. First Combined Edition and the Second English printing overall of each title, issued together for Routlege's Standard Novels series. With an illustration by John Gilbert featuring Hester Prynne with Pearl standing before the stocks. 8vo, publisher's very handsome, original dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and blind-stamped in an elaborate overall design on the covers. This is the binding variant for Routledge's Standard Novels. 252, [2], 1-248, 4 ads. A lovely and very fresh copy of this rare issuance, the text extremely clean and fresh, only the frontispiece with some spotting as might be typical with the paper used, the cloth very clean and bright and sturdy and with only the most trivial signs of age. A really superior copy of this rare book. VERY SCARCE, the pirated editions of each work produced by George Routledge to compete with Bohn's editions. The sheets of both printings were distributed in various formats, this being the combined issue for the Standard Novels series. THE SCARLET LETTER here was printed only one year after the true first edition printed by Ticknor and Fields in America and THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES is printed in the same year as the first. Together, these two novels present Hawthorne at his best and offer his two most famous and important books. His story of Hester Prynne is considered by most to be his magnum opus. A literary masterpiece and surely one of the most important works in the oeuvre of colonial America, it, more than any other work of literature set the stage for an understanding of the puritan mind and beginnings of the American system. Both Bohn’s and Routlege’s 1851 editions were piracies, a circumstance not uncommon in transatlantic literature at the time, and the two companies competition for sales of this title is a testament to Hawthorne’s popularity. There were only a handful of American authors who were given much credence or esteem by English publishers of the time. But Hawthorne was unquestionably one of the few, and this was perhaps his most popular book. THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES is a pillar of nineteenth-century American literature, a staple of Gothic literature, and a major influence on later authors of both the horror and mystery genres. Bookseller Inventory # 26361

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Tanglewood Tales, For Girls and Boys; Being: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Published by Ticknor, Reed, And Fields,, Boston: (1853)

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Item Description: Ticknor, Reed, And Fields,, Boston:, 1853. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing.. First Printing Very good+ in original green, ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt decorations on the spine and decorated embossed front and rear boards. At the front of the book is the publisher's eight pages of ads dated August 1853 listing this title as "Just Out" and without a price. There is a Christmas, 1853 gift inscription on the first page following the ads. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4 1/4" with some of the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn through to the underling spine lining and the cloth at the lower tips of the boards also slightly worn through. There is an early prior owner's small book plate on the front paste down. The book is contained within a recent, cloth covered chemise and a 1/4 leather and green cloth slip case with gilt text stamping and raised bands on the spine end. 336 pages of text. A collection of six short stories based on Greek mythology and written for children. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and six plates by Hammatt Billings. This is the printing with only the imprint of Boston Stereotype Foundry and no mention of the printer, Geo. C. Rand on the copyright page which conforms to the earliest printed copies as noted by Jacob Blanck in Peter Parley to Penrod. (BAL, 7614; Peter Parley to Penrod, p.10). Bookseller Inventory # TB28456

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COMPLETE WRITINGS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: HAWTHORNE,NATHANIEL

HAWTHORNE,NATHANIEL

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Item Description: HAWTHORNE,NATHANIEL. COMPLETE WRITINGS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE - AUTOGRAPH EDITION. Bost.: Houghton Mifflin 1900. 22 volumes (complete). Tall 8vo's, white buckram, some soil to covers and spines darkened with some rubbing to paper labels, VG+. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES. Illustrated by the best artists of the day specifically for this edition. Each volume is illustrated by a different artist with several very fine full page gravure plates and the frontispiece in each volume is actually SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR! In addition, the limitation page is signed by the publisher and by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, Nathaniel's daughter who also wrote the introduction for this edition. The impressive list of artists includes many of the Brandywine illustrators: Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle, Anna Whelan Betts, Ethel Franklin Betts, Stanley Arthurs, Alice Barber Stephens, Frank Schoonover, Sarah Stilwell and Ellen Thompson. Also illustrated by Bertha C. Day, Childe Hassam, E. Boyd Smith, F.C. Yohn, Eric Pape, Jules Guerin, Frederick McCormick, C.S. Chapman, Mary Ayer, Clyde O. Deland and others. Those whose SIGNATURES are included are: Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle, Anna Whelan Betts, Childe Hassam, Alice Barber Stephens (2), Sarah Stilwell, Arthur Keller, F.C. Yohn, Eric Pape, Jules Guerin, Frederick McCormick, Mary Ayer, E.C. Peixtto, Harry Fenn, Frank T. Merrill, Edmund Garrett, Maud Cowles, Emlen McConnell, Albert Herter, B. West Clinedinst and Ross Turner. Bookseller Inventory # 28274

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TANGLEWOOD TALES: NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

Published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields (1853)

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Item Description: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1853. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First State, First Edition, First Printing: Near fine example with the earliest inserted catalogue date of "July 1853". Near fine unrestored book with teal green cloth, touch of very tiny spotting to back, blind stamped to front and back with unfaded gilt titles to the spine. The book is in near fine condition with sharp corners, one tip very gently pushed. The book has no edgewear but to one tiny nick, and the binding is tight and square with all pages present. The original tissue guard is still present with light foxing and the internal pages of the book are clean with no bent pages, and no writing. Overall toning to pages and intermittent foxing. Small owner sticker to front paste down. A stunning, handsome example of this title in beautiful unrestored clean, collectible condition. The earliest state with the catalogue dated "July 1853" ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other rare book titles. Bookseller Inventory # 001047

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The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Hawthorne, Nathaniel; (Richard

Hawthorne, Nathaniel; (Richard Watson Gilder)

Published by Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, at the Riverside Press, Cambridge (1891)

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Item Description: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1891. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. Fifteen volumes (complete), 8vo., bound in three quarter plush red morocco stamped in gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt. Standard Library edition, one of 500 copies, profusely illustrated with etchings and steel engravings. Clark B13 ---- From the library of Richard Watson Gilder’, with his bookplate on the free endpaper of volume one. An accomplished poet, Gilder was the longtime editor of Century Magazine, which published many of Hawthorne’s contemporaries as well as his posthumous manuscript notes for “Doctor Grimshawe’s Secret.” A gorgeous set with a distinguished provenance. Shipping extra. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-327518714

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The Marble Faun: Or, the Romance of: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Published by Boston: Ticknor and Fields (1860)

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Item Description: Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Two volumes (complete), 12mo., brown cloth with blind-stamped covers and gilt-lettered spines. First edition, first printing, with issue points including the 16 "A" plate forms designated by (Clark p. 249), 16 pages of ads dated February 1860 at the end of volume I, and the lack of the "Conclusion" at the end of volume II. Clark A 23.3.a; BAL 7621 ---- From the library of William Whiting, with Abraham Lincoln's War Department solicitor's engraved library bookplates on both front pastedowns. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, and graduated from the law department of Harvard University, Whiting (1813-1873) served as Lincoln's chief legal advisor. His monumental "War Powers Under the Constitution" (1862) provided Lincoln with the statutory rationales for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and propelling the Union war machine. A gorgeous copy of a seminal work with a distinguished provenance. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7871378342

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HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel.

Published by New York: privately printed, 1904 (1904)

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Item Description: New York: privately printed, 1904, 1904. Large octavo (244 × 167 mm). Bound for Asprey in full scarlet morocco, covers with central panel in gilt infilled with stylized flower and leaf tools, one-line gilt rule around edges, spine lettered gilt and with similar flower ornaments in compartments, red endpapers with green and gold curved lines all over, gilt edges. Original printed front wrapper and spine bound in at end. A fine copy in a fine binding. Frontispiece and 14 plates all in two states, coloured and uncoloured, with printed tissue guards; 30 plates in all. Special limited edition, one of only 125 copies printed on Japanese imperial paper (one copy was printed on vellum). Bookseller Inventory # 37528

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel) Sullivan, Edmund J. (1869-1933)

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Item Description: [London], 1903. Book Condition: Matted and framed. Pencil on artist's board, signed in upper right corner ("Edmund J. Sullivan '03"). 1 vols. 8 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. Sullivan Portrait of Hawthorne. A virtuso performance by Edmund Joseph Sullivan, a painter, watercolorist, draughtsman, lithographer, engraver, art critic and teacher. His early association with The Daily Graphic launched his fame and established him "as one of the foremost illustrators of his time, although eclipsed by Rackham and Dulac. He was a superb draughtsman, especially in chalks and had a strong and inventive imagination" - House, p. 470. A superb character study of the the young Hawthorne, leaning against a mantlepiece, a quill in hand, beneath a portrait of Washington. Pencil on artist's board, signed in upper right corner ("Edmund J. Sullivan '03"). 1 vols. 8 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 13734

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A Wonder Book: Hawthorne Nathaniel and

Hawthorne Nathaniel and Rackham Arthur (Illus):

Published by London Hodder and Stoughton 1922 (1922)

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Item Description: London Hodder and Stoughton 1922, 1922. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION Number 170 of 600 copies signed by Rackham. With 24 illustrations as listed on pages vii and viii. Comprised of 16 tipped-in full colour plates 8 full page coloured drawings and many black and white drawings to chapter headings.Bound in cream buckram with gilt decoration and lettering. Gilt top edge and rough cut pages. A lovely copy of a beautiful book marred only by bumped corners. VG+. Bookseller Inventory # 7740

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House of the Seven Gables, a Romance: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Published by Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields (1851)

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Item Description: Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 12mo., brown vertically-ribbed cloth stamped in blind with central device inside ruled panels and spine-lettered in gilt; a gorgeous copy with a touch of fraying to the top of spine, small ownership signature, and insignificant foxing. First edition, (Clark's 5 issue points: page 149, later printing; pages 50, 57, 58, and 287, first printings), with publisher's first printing advertisements dated March 1851; BAL binding "B." Clark A17.1.a; BAL 7604. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7871378394

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