Boston: Tappan and Dennet, 1842. 12mo (14.5 x 9 cm). 160 pages. Disbound, with calf spine. A few small marginal stains, generally clean and bright. Item #406558
FIRST EDITION, first printing, first issue. "One of the unobtainables. Chamberlain's brought twice as much as his Scarlet Letter" (Carroll Wilson). A rare Hawthorne juvenile work, framed around a blind father telling his son stories about the boyhood lives of Benjamin West, Sir Isaac Newton, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Cromwell, Benjamin Franklin, and Queen Christina. BAL 7595; Clark A9.1.a1; Wilson I:134.