Life of Franklin Pierce. Nathaniel HAWTHORNE.
Life of Franklin Pierce

Life of Franklin Pierce

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1852. 12mo (18 x 11.3 cm). 144 pages. 4-page advertisements dated July 1852 inserted between front endpages. Frontispiece with tissue guard (foxed). Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. Slightly leaned, head of spine chipped, some foxing at beginning, heavier on the frontispiece. Item #406563

FIRST EDITION, with the earliest ads and in BAL's earliest state of the binding. Hawthorne and Pierce were classmates and close friends at Bowdoin, and both were members of the progressive literary group, the Athenian Society. Hawthorne published this biography during Pierce's campaign for the presidency. BAL 7612; Clark A21.1.a.

Price: $750.00

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