Ticknor & Fields: Boston, 1868. Item #97-1317
7 x 4.5, blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine, 222, 228. Covers have light wear and spotting, cloth a little puckered on vol 1, corners and spine tips bumped and worn, spines cocked, inner hinges cracked and covers loose, shaken loose signatures, text blocks cracked, pencil name and inscription (Lizzie N. Noel from P.B. Randolph Dec. 25th, 1868), pencil note on one page and pencil bracket on another page, both in vol. 1, lacking tip of lower corner of p.191-192, also vol. 1, in vol. 2 there is a tear on p. 119-120. FIRST ED, FIRST STATE, VARIANT PRINTING OF VOL. II. WITH CLIPPED SIGNATURE OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE AFFIXED TO TITLE PAGE OF VOLUME I.