Boston: E. P. Peabody, 1841. 16mo (12.4 x 7.8 cm). vii, 140 pages. Original bluish plum basket-weave embossed cloth, black paper label on front cover (gilt lettering oxidized to invisibility); green cloth chemise; green morocco pull of case by Bradstreet's (one joint split). Some light wear at extremities. Item #406556
FIRST EDITION of the first of three titles in the Grandfather's Chair series for children. It was Elizabeth Palmer Peabody—the sister of Hawthorne's future wife, Sofia—who published these stories when the original publisher, Nahum Capen, withdrew. BAL 7590; Clark A6.1.