Hawthorne's First Diary, with an Account of its Discovery and Loss
by PICKARD, SAMUEL T.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1897. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine in original brown cloth lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, with some offsetting to the endsheets, as from dust jacket flaps. Tiny tear to the edge of the list of illustrations page. No dust jacket.. Duodecimo. 5 x 7.25 in. 115 pp. With four black-and-white plates. Ostensibly a posthumously discovered diary of Nathaniel Hawthorne. 1907 errata slip tipped in, in which Pickard expresses some doubt about the accuracy of a certain account in the diary, the whole of which was later revelead to be a forgery. (Inventory #: 28117)
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