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The Snow-Image, and Other Tales

by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel (1804-1864)

Condition: Fine


Boston: Ticknor, Reed,m,h and Fields, 1852. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. First Printing of the final collection of stories by Hawthorne appearing in his lifetime, printed from stereotype plates in an edition of 2425 copies. 8vo (179 x 110mm ): [4, publisher's catalog, dated January, 1852],273,[1]pp. Original brown bold-ribbed T cloth, blind-stamped floral device within ruled panels on covers, spine lettered in gilt, pale yellow wove end papers. An exemplary example, square, tightly bound, and clean throughout. BAL 7607. Browne, p. 69. Grolier Hawthorne 26. Clark A19.1a. Wright II, 1140. Fifteen previously published tales and sketches, including first book appearances of "Ethan Brand" and "My Kinsman, Major Molineux." Simultaneously published in London, in Bohn's Cheap Series. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).


  • Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: BB1895
  • Title: The Snow-Image, and Other Tales
  • Author: HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel (1804-1864)
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ticknor, Reed,m,h and Fields
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1852
  • Bookseller catalogs: XIX CENTURY;

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