Author:Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Septemius Felton or the Elixir of Life

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001893

Condition: Near Fine


Here is an outstanding copy of the First edition and Second printing of 'Septimius Felton, or The Elixir of Life There were only 3000 copies of this title printed on June 24,1872 which included this printing and the first printing. There are no records to show when the type was corrected during the printing, so we presume that the book with the correction is the second printing and was printed on the same day. The only difference between the first printing and the second is that on page 42, line 18 there is the word "it" in the second printing. In the first printing which I also have a... View more info

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Snow Image and other Twice Told Tales, The

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $395.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002763

Condition: Very Good+


Here is a Wonderful copy of a true antiquarian classic. This is the First Edition and First issue published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields in 1851. Although the title page says 1852 this First edition was intended for simultaneous publication with the First British edition and both are believed to have been printed in December of 1851. This is BAL (7607) and Clark (A19.1a). There were 2,425 copies of this book printed on December 11, 1851. This copy is in Very nice condition with light rubbing to the boards and extremities and some minor shelf-wear to the extreme top and bottom of the spine. The ... View more info

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Twice-Told Tales - Limited Editions Club

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1966

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 002449

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic. The book is near fine with a few light spots to the red top coating of the book. This is hard to see and does not really detract. There is some wear to slipcase and a very small tear of the paper at the top right corner of the opening. There is light sunning to the spine. There were only 1500 copies of this edition printed in 1966 of which this is number 1149. It was printed at the Stinehour Press. The illustrations were drawn by Valenti Angelo and the volume is signed by him on the colophon. A great classic in a very lovely format. The Limit... View more info

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Septemius Felton or the Elixir of Life

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Boston, James Osgood: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001637

Condition: Near Fine


Here is an outstanding copy of the First edition and First printing of Septimius Felton. There were only 3000 copies of this book printed on June 24,1872. Hawthorne had left this book incomplete, in two drafts, at his death. Una, Hawthorne's daughter, and the poet and friend of Hawthorne's, Robert Browning, prepared the first draft for the 1872 publication. The novel is considered to be a "fragmentary" novel and is part of The Elixer of Life manuscripts which were first published in complete form in 1977. In this book Hawthorne explores themes of immortality and it is a wonderful story... View more info

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Wonder Book

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $495.00

Publisher: London, Henry Bohn: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001375

Condition: Very Good+


Here is the Beautiful First English edition of The Wonder Book. The First American edition was published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields on November 15th, 1851 and this First English edition was published by Henry G. Bohn on December 22nd, 1851, less than a month later. So although the title page reads 1852 this is actually an 1851 printing. This copy is in the special "Gift" binding with fine blindstamping to the red boards and a wonderful gilt decoration to the front board. The gilt decoration and lettering on the spine is somewhat faded but it can be easily read. There have been very mi... View more info