Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First Edition. First Issue Recently rebound in fine condition in 1/4 light brown calf and marbled paper covered board with a dark brown leather title label with gilt text on the spine and with gilt borders on the spine. A 12mo measuring 7 1/16" by 4 3/8" containing 344 pages of text with out the publisher catalog. The original, light yellow first and last free end pages are present. On the first free end page an early prior owner's name appears in ink together with the date of "April 14th 1851". The pages of the text are all bright, clean and free of tanning and free of any foxing. This is a first edition, first issue copy with the letters "t" and the "h" battered on the first and second lines of page 149. The prior owner's date of April 14th 1851 provides additional support to the fact that this is the first issue as the second printing was published in April 1851 and corrected the battered type on page 149. One of Hawthorne's most famous novels and considered a classic of early American literature. Hawthorne believed this to be his best work, even better than his more famous The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne considered this title to be his best novel. A collectible first edition, first issue copy is quite uncommon. This copy is stunning! (BAL 7604; Bruccoli/Clark - p. 172) (Inventory #: TB28439)
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