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This little book is very interesting for those interested in Nathaniel Hawthorne and his life and works. It was written by James Fields who In 1839 joined William Ticknor and became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, the publishers of most of Hawthorne's novels, After 1868 the publisher was known as Fields, Osgood & Company also a major publisher of Hawthorne. With this company, Fields was the publisher of leading contemporary American writers, with whom he was on terms of close personal friendship. Hawthone was one of these friends. It is fascinating to read a book about an author like Hawthorne written by a friend of his. Hawthorne is still something of a puzzle when it comes to personal relationships and this little 16mo book opens doors to that puzzle. Originally published in 1871 this book is dated 1876. A very unusual offering from a friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Part of the 'Vest Pocket series'. The book is in very good+ condition and it shows a bit of chipping to the extreme top of the spine. Both the front and back endpapers are advertisements. The textblock is clean with no foxing. The volume is 128 pages long. We are pleased to send pictures on request.