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    The Autograph Edition of the Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne, with One State of Each Frontispiece Illustration Signed by the Artist

    Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. With Portraits, Illustrations, and Facsimiles. In Twenty-Two Volumes. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900.

    Autograph Edition. Limited to 500 numbered copies (this copy being No. 64), signed by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop and the publisher. Twenty-two octavo volumes (8.6875 x 5.875 inches). Titles printed in red and black. Photogravure frontispieces, added vignette titles, and plates, all on India paper mounted, from photographs by Alinari and Clifton Johnson and from drawings by Anna Whelan Betts, B. West Clinedinst, Frank T. Merrill, Howard Pyle, Frank E. Schoonover, Jessie Willcox Smith, Alice Barber Stephens, F. C. Yohn, and others. The frontispieces are in two states, one colored, one on India paper mounted, the India paper frontispiece in each volume signed in pencil by the artist. Descriptive tissue guards.

    Contemporary three-quarter blue-green morocco, ruled in gilt, over marbled boards. Spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Original blue-green silk ribbon markers (with slight offsetting to the text). Spines uniformly faded to green, light rubbing to joints and extremities, a few headcaps very slightly chipped, front hinge of Volume I cracked between front free endpaper and front flyleaf. Paper very slightly browned at the edges. Bookplate on the front free endpaper of Volume I, additional bookplate on the front pastedown of most other volumes (removed from two volumes). A very good set.

    Clark B20.

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