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Fire-Worship. In The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Vol XIII, No. LXVI. December, 1843. Pp. 627Ð630.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel.-

Published by New York. J. & H. G. Langley, 1843
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Frontispiece portrait of A. Mouton (engraved from a Daguerreotype by F. Halpin with tissue guard. First Edition. 112 pp. in entire monthly issue. 8vo. Covers soiled. Spine chipped with modest losses. Mild foxing. Else, Very Good. DNB (for Mouton). Browne, p. 54, 49. BAL7598. Frazer Clark, D55, A15.1.a1. Groce & Wallace, p.286 (for Halpin). The first edition of a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of his "Separate Stories," in a single monthly issue of "The Democratic Review."Later reprinted in "Mosses from an Old Manse," Vol. I (1846). Other contents include a long biography of Percy Bysshe Shelley, a poem, "A Caution to Lovers," by William Ellery Channing, and a long editorial article answering Brownson's critics of his series of articles in this magazine. The editor strongly defends Brownson, with whom he disagrees, against his critics who demand his silencing in these pages. The frontispiece, from an early Dagerreotype, is a portrait of A[lexander] Mouton, a prominent Democraric politician from Louisiana, just then elected Governor of that state, later active in the Secession. Frederick Halpin (1805Ð1880) was a portrait and historical engraver and book illustrator. He was born in England, moved to New York about 1842 and was active till his death. Bookseller Inventory # 10287

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Title: Fire-Worship. In The United States Magazine ...

Publisher: New York. J. & H. G. Langley

Publication Date: 1843

Illustrator: Frontispiece portrait of A. Mouton (engraved from a Daguerreotype by F. Halpin with tissue guard.

Edition: First Edition.

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