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    Nathaniel Hawthorne. Twice-Told Tales. Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1842. First expanded edition, following the 1837 American Stationers publication. Two octavo volumes. [2, blank], iv, 331, [3, blank]; [2, blank], iv, 356, [2, blank] pages. Publisher's dark brown cloth (BAL's A binding), spines lettered and elaborately stamped in gilt, boards decoratively stamped in blind, page edges rough trimmed, cream-coated white endpapers. Spine ends repaired, somewhat extensively at crown of second volume; front joints starting, some spine gilt lightly tarnished, board edges rubbed. Book store rubber stamp to front pastedowns and contemporary ownership signature to preliminary blanks in each volume. A very good, sophisticated set. Much less common than the 1837 edition, with just two auction records, both Sotheby's, since 1995. BAL 7954. From the collection of Donald Kaufmann.

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