Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. First edition, with Hawthorne's signature bound in. 8vo. 322pp. Title-page printed in red and black. Red morocco gilt, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, a repeated leafy block in the rest, two triple-fillet panels on the sides, turn-ins gilt, top edges gilt, by P. B. Sanford; original cloth covers and spine bound in at end. Provenance: Alfred Nathan (morocco bookplate); with Inman's (1975 slip laid-in). Bound without the ads, a few touches to joints and tips. Item #401323
Inlaid to size to a sheet facing the title is Hawthorne's signature as customs examiner. BAL 7600; Clark A16.1; Grolier American 59.