Description

    A Rare Early Hawthorne Work

    Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Gentle Boy: A Thrice Told Tale; With an Original Illustration. Boston: Weeks, Jordon & Co., 1839.

    First separate edition. Oblong quarto. 20 pages. With an illustration by Sophia Peabody, later to become Hawthorne's wife, and to whom Hawthorne dedicated this publication.

    Original printed wrappers. Housed in a blue custom half morocco slipcase and chemise with gilt spine titles inside five raised bands. Foxing to covers. Tiny fore-edge marginal stain. Professionally cleaned and restored, front wrapper with a couple of Japanese tissue repairs to verso. Slipcase stained. Very good condition.

    This story originally appeared in The Token, and later in Twice Told Tales.

    BAL 7587. Clark A2.2a.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 558

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 May 12 Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 December 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,735,744