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    With Hawthorne's Signature Tipped into Volume I

    [Nathaniel Hawthorne]. Fifteen Volumes of the Works and Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

    This lot consists of one twelve-volume set, one two-volume set, and one single volume, all uniformly bound in rose-colored calf. Titles include: The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Riverside Edition. In Twelve Volumes. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1883. This Riverside Edition is limited to 250 sets, of which this is number 117. Twelve large octavo volumes, complete. Introductory notes by George Parsons Lathrop. Illustrations by Blum, Church, Dielman, Gifford, Shirlaw, and Turner. Tipped to the half-title of Volume I is a clipped government form (Liverpool) on blue paper, measuring 2.5 x 4 inches, signed "N. Hawthorne" and dated 1854. [And:] Doctor Grimshawe's Secret. Cambridge: Printed at the University Press, 1883. Edition limited to 250 copies, of which this is number 117. One large octavo volume, complete. [And:] Julian Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife, A Biography. London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. Edition limited to 350 copies, of which this is number 310. Two large octavo volumes, complete. All books uniformly bound in half rose-colored calf over textured pink sateen. Gilt lettering and gilt and green floral decorations between raised bands on spine. Top edge gilt. Pink sateen endpapers. Minimal wear to edges, heads of a few volumes lightly chipped, leather on spines has darkened a bit. Cloth has discolored slightly along some edges. The fifteen volumes are in very good condition.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2008
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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