The Marble Faun or, The Romance of Monte Beni, in Two Volumes, Illustrated with Photogravures

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Hardcover no dj. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. No Dust Jacket as issued. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1890. Hardcover no dj. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Marble Faun or, The Romance of Monte ...
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co.
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Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1891)
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1891. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Both volumes are in near fine condition with light tanning on the spine and light wear. Ribbon markers and tissue guards in place. Seller Inventory # b36304

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel [1804 - 1864]
Published by Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York (1894)
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York, 1894. ii, [3] - 266; [8], [267] - 527, [1 (blank)] pp). Title page printed in red & black. Illustrated with 51 inserted plates. 8vo. 6-3/4" x 4-5/8" Spines a bit darkened, with some foxing present. Penciled pos to ffep. VG+ volumes, in VG+ jackets, which have sunned spine panels. Box - also VG+ White cloth spine with red cloth boards, gilt stamped lettering & decorations. TEG. Red linen dust jackets. Matching red linen publisher's slipcase with gilt stamped titling to one side. Seller Inventory # 39862

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HAWTHORNE Nathaniel.
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Book Description Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1889. Copertina rigida. Condition: discrete. Testo inglese. Opera in due volumi. Cm.22x14,6. Pg.VIII, 530 complessive. Legature in piena pergamena editoriale con titoli e fregi in oro alla coperta. Ritratto dell'Autore inciso da Wilcox all'antiporta del primo volume. Con 50 fotolitografie in nero fuori testo, ciascuna con velina protettiva originale. Esemplari in barbe. Vistose bruniture. Tiratura limitata di 150 copie numerate, esemplare n21. Importante resoconto di viaggio in Italia, pubblicato la prima volta nel 1860. Riportiamo integralmente il "Publishers' Advertisement", che illustra la particolare cura della presente, rarissima, edizione in tiratura limitata: "Ever since the first publication of The Marble Faun, travellers and lovers of Rome have used the book as a souvenir, and have found in its pages a most agreeable record of impressions created by the Eternal City and by the works of art preserved there. So satisfactory is the book in this regard that it early became the custom of visitors to Italy to collect photographs of the statues, paintings, and buildings referred to in the romance, and to interleave the book with them; and this has become so common that dealers in Rome and Florence make it their practice to keep such photographs arranged and ready for the traveller. Nevertheless, photographs are unsatisfactory pictures for such a purpose, and the volumes in which they are interleaved are apt to be displeasing to a fastidious collector. The publishers of Hawthorne's works have therefore taken the hint from this well-established custom, and have prepared the following edition, by printing the work in two volumes and adding to the text photogravures of fifty subjects. Great care has been taken by the publishers in the choice of photographs, and their selection is not a mere repetition of the dealer's choice. Every traveller knows that there is a wide difference between the best and the poorest of these photographs, and no pains have been spared to obtain the best made directly from the objects themselves. The publishers trust that they have thus given Hawthorne's classic a presentation more acceptable, not only to travellers but to all lovers of art and letters, than would have been possible had they resorted to the ordinary method of employing artists to illustrate the story. Some of the buildings illustrated have disappeared since Hawthorne saw them and wrote of them; others are likely to be altered or removed in the rapid change which is passing over Rome, and the work thus becomes a valuable record of the past as well as a pleasure to the eye". 1800 gr. Seller Inventory # 49557

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