Boston, MA: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1850. [American Literature] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (18 x 12cm) pp.[iv]; 322, title page printed in red and black. Elegantly bound in full deep red oasis morocco, with black title labels lettered in gilt, raised bands, gilt decoration to spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Earliest state of the text with the following points; 'reduplicate' p.21 l.20. 'characterss' p.41 l.5. 'Catechism' p.132 l.29. 'known of it' p.199 l.4. Bound without advertisements. Contents clean, exterior as new. A lovely fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic investigation of the American mind. Item #53816
Clark and Pittsburgh [A16].
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