Arguably, Hawthorne's greatest achievement is his heroine Hester Prynne. Probably more than any other writer of stature in 19th century America, Hawthorne combined vivid imagination with careful, structured craft.
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The press run for this title was 2,, so the book is not difficult to find for sale, but well-preserved copies in original cloth are quite uncommon now. Consequently, an attractively bound copy like the present one with original covers and spine bound in is a desirable alternative.
The book may be purchased without the bag. Original blindstamped brown cloth covers bound in at rear. Front flyleaf with bookplate of Robert LeGresley. Leaves a shade less than bright as in the typical copy , occasional corner creases, isolated spots of mild foxing, otherwise A FINE COPY, the text clean and fresh, and in a pristine binding. Seller: Phillip J. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Good with no dust jacket.
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First Edition; First Printing. Re-cased 'First' issue in original brown cloth, stamped in gilt and blind.
One of copies printed. Gilt on spine still reasonable bright.
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Contents essentially clean, with some discernable soiling at margins. Publisher's March 1st. All 'First' issue points present. Number "21" printed below "there" at foot of page. A few instances of light underlining. An acceptably nice copy of an American classic. B ; pages. The binding is tight with minor wear to the edges. An attractive copy in collector's condition.. Spine dull, frayed at the ends, slight wear to corners, hinges trifle loose; internally mostly fresh and clean. March catalogue. First edition copies printed.
Turn of the 20th century three quarter rose morocco and marbled boards by Stikeman, t. Inserted 4 pp. Morgan on the front pastedown. Spine toned. Finely rebacked. The great novel of the Puritan American conscience. Hawthorne's most widely read work, and a book now less accessible in agreeable condition than it was a decade ago. Here in a handsomely bound copy with fine provenance. There are no points of 'issue' for the first printing of this title, contrary to popular parlance, but simple variations including two settings of gathering 21 and loosening of type in the press run resulting in minute variations of no relevance to questions of "issue" in a proper sense of the term.
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This copy exhibits Clarke's state x2 of pp. Page 21 includes the usual "reduplicate" reading. On the recto of the rear endsheet appears, in pencil: "Wakeman Collection, purchased en bloc.
BAL ; Clarke A Provenance: J. Morgan exlibris, pencil shelfmark; deaccessioned. Seller: James Cummins Bookseller Published: Condition: Turn of the 20th century three quarter rose morocco and marbled boards by Stikeman, t. A very good example with to the extremities, rebacked with some rubbing to the bottom of the cloth and short splits along front joint. Housed in a custom clamshell box. First edition, first issue with uncorrected errors: "reduplicate" for "repudiate" on line 20 of page 21; "characterss" page 41, line 5; "Chatechism" page , line 29; and "known of it" page , line 4.
In a lovely, near-contemporary half-leather over marbled paper binding, bound without ads. One of the most widely printed and acclaimed American novels of all time, a historical revisitation of Puritan Massachusetts. Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields,, Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.
A fine copy.
First edition, first issue: with the advertisements dated "March 1, " and the misprint "reduplicate" for "repudiate" at line 20 page Seller: Peter Harrington Published: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, First Edition, First Printing with the misprint "reduplicate" for "repudiate" in line 20, page This book also has the correct ads dated March 1, The book has been re-backed on the spine using the original publisher's brown cloth with some restoration.
The boards of the book are original with light wear. The pages are clean with new endpapers and minor wear to the edges. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. First edition, first issue with uncorrected errors: "reduplicate" for "repudiate" on line 20 of page 21; "characterss" page 41, line 5; "Chatechism" page , line 29; and "known of it" page , line 4; with publisher's catalogue at front dated March 1, Bound in publisher's brown cloth, with spine rebacked.
Corners rubbed though, and staining to covers. Pages show foxing and age-spotting, and occasional creased corners. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 4, , iv, pages; VG; bound in publisher's decorated brown cloth, gilt titling to spine, rebacked with spine preserved; housed in a custom full light brown calf clamshell, paneled spine with gilt titling, some rubbing and sun-fading; First Issue, with the word "reduplicate" on page 21, characterss" on page 41; "Catechism" on page , "known of it" on page , and with the four pages of advertisements dated March 1, ; title page has title in red, rest black; MF consignment; shelved case 3.
nepostlerma.tk Shelved Dupont Bookstore. Brown cloth, lettered in gilt, stamped in blind. Edgeworn, rebacked with original backstrip laid down and front inner hinge reinforced, collector's bookplate on front pastedown, some soiling and paper residue on rear endsheets, catalogue 1 March tanned, some occasional old and somewhat obnoxious discolorations in margins and at fore-edge. Just an average copy. There are no points of 'issue' for this title, contrary to popular parlance, but simple variations including two settings of gathering 21 and loosening of type in the press run resulting in minute variations of no relevance to questions of "issue" in a proper sense of the term.
This copy exhibits Clarke's state x1 of pp. Hawthorne's most widely read work, and a book now less accessible in agreeable condition than it was a decade ago, when this copy would likely have not garnered a second glance.
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London: Charles H. Clarke, Very good condition. First thus edition. Octavo 8vo. First illustrated edition, without a date but printed in Bound in full maroon leather signed "F. There are three small indentations on the spine, which are slightly darkened. This Art Nouveau binding is otherwise minimally shelfworn.
With illustrations by Miss M. Minor soiling scattered lightly throughout the text, and a few tiny bumps or creases to a few corners. The front flyleaves are soiled and one has a crease.
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The final signature gathering of pages is just starting to loosen from the binding. The text begins with "The Custom-House. Introductory to 'The Scarlet Letter'".