Item #047969 The Scarlet Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850.

First Edition. Hardcover. Fair Condition. Item #047969

Original brown cloth, worn, hinges cracked, wear and loss to cloth at spine ends and edges, slight dampstaining to covers. A bit shaken, scattered mostly minor foxing and browning, old signature to title. A bit rough, but a complete and unsophisticated copy of the first edition with the publisher's list dated March 1, 1850 bound first. Though sometimes described as having points of issue, there is really just a first and a second edition of The Scarlet Letter. 4 page list, iv, 322, blank.

BAL 7600. Provenance: Ruth and Chester Greenough (bookplate); Chester was a Dean at Harvard; Greenough Hall is named after him. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 047969.

Price: $2,100.00

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