DescriptionNathaniel Hawthorne. Twice-Told Tales. Boston: American Stationers Co. John B. Russell, 1837.
First edition. Large twelvemo (7.625 x 4.75 inches; 194 x 120 mm.). 334,  pages. Bound without the publisher's catalogue.
Nineteenth-century full brown morocco by Rivière & Son (stamped in gilt on lower front turn-in), covers with gilt double fillet border, spine lettered and ruled in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, aquamarine coated endpapers, top edge gilt. Fore-edge of title with a few subtle, minor chips, probably the result of inexpert opening, else a very good copy.
A charming copy of the first edition of Hawthorne's second book, and the first book with his name on the title-page, handsomely bound by Rivière & Son in full morocco, gilt.
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