Writings

HAWTHORNE Nathaniel

Publication Date: 1900
From Bauman Rare Books (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since July 29, 2014 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 4,500.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

"HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1900[-01]. Twenty-two volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and largely unopened. $4500."Autograph Edition" of Nathaniel Hawthorne's works, number 252 of only 500 sets signed by his daughter Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, illustrated with 135 plates, including an engraved frontispiece in each volume in double-suite: hand-colored and black-and-white, the latter state signed by the artist. Contributing artists' signatures include Howard Pyle and Jesse Willcox Smith. An impressive, handsomely bound set. Includes not only The Scarlet Letter arguably the author's most celebrated work, which "changed his fortune and gave to our literature its first symbolic novel" (Bradley et al., 652) but also The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance and The Marble Faun, as well as his short stories (among them such memorable masterpieces as "Rappaccini's Daughter," "Young Goodman Brown" and "The Minister's Black Veil"), travel writings, and biographical sketches. "Hawthorne has long been recognized as a classic interpreter of the spiritual history of New England [and] he was a leader in the development of the short story as a distinctive American genre" (Hart, 320-21). Signed in the first volume by Hawthorne's daughter Rose Hawthorne Lathrop and the publishers. Each volume with four engraved plates (Volume VII with seven), engraved vignette half title and engraved frontispiece in two states: one hand-colored and one black-and-white, the black-and-white state of each signed by the artist. Signatories include Jessie Willcox Smith (Volume IV) and Howard Pyle (Volume XIII). BAL 7645. Evidence of owner signature in Volume XXII.A very handsome set with only minor restoration to a few joints or spine heads.". Bookseller Inventory # 73830

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Writings

Publication Date: 1900

Signed: Signed

Store Description

We are a rare bookseller based in Philadelphia, with stores in New York, and Las Vegas. If you would like to contact us about any of our books listed on the site, please use the 'Contact the bookseller' link on the listing page.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

If you have questions or would like to request an image of a book via email, please contact us using the 'Contact the bookseller' link. 1. We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and check. 2. All items are subject to prior sale. 3. All items are guaranteed as described. 4. Any item ordered through ABE may be returned within 30 days of the Estimated Delivery Date if unsatisfactory for any reason. (Notification requested prior to return.) 5. Shipping and insurance charges are add...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Bank/Wire Transfer