First American EditionNathaniel Hawthorne. The Blithedale Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852.
First American edition. Octavo. - 8 publisher's catalog, endpaper, flyleaf, [i]-viii, -288 pages, flyleaf, endpaper.
Publisher's brown T-cloth, tooled in blind and lettered in gilt. Blanck's binding A with the September 1853 catalog inserted at the front (not at back as noted). Yellow endpapers. Flyleaves. Complete according to BAL. Wrapped in a custom brown cloth dust jacket. Housed in a custom quarter leather slipcase and chemise. Moderate wear and light soiling to the boards. Bumped corners. Spine lightly sunned. Wear at spine ends. A couple of signatures standing proud. Scattered minor foxing. Tobacco burn at p. 174-175. All in all, a very good copy of a Hawthorne classic.
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