Boston: E. P. Peabody, 1841. 16mo (12 x 8 cm) 158 pages. Original plum cloth, embossed with a basket weave pattern. Provenance: Herschel V. Jones (bookplate; his sale Anderson Galleries, 20 November 1916, lot 278). Chipped at ends of spine, a few stains to cloth; pale foxing. Item #406555
FIRST EDITION. The second title in Hawthorne's Grandfather's Chair series for children: stories on American history from the Puritans to the American Revolution. Apparently a variant binding, as BAL and Clark both describe the basket weave embossing on slate cloth, and all copies as having a black paper label on the front cover. There is no evidence that a label was ever present on this copy. Very scarce. BAL 7591; Clark A7.1. In unrestored, original condition.