Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. A First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #000687
Two volumes. Finely bound in plum colored half morocco (Scroll Club, NY). Gilt rule on cloth sides, raised bands, spine compartments with elaborate gilt decoration, top edges gilt. SIGNED by Hawthorne on a paper glued to the front endpaper, opposite his photograph also glued in. Corners just a bit rubbed, a few very minor spots and stains internally, else fine. Appears to be a mixed state, with the "Preface" before the "Contents" page, but with "for" instead on "on" on page 225, line 22 of Volume 1.