Lot 141: HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. The Scarlet Letter.
10 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. The Scarlet Letter. 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, repairs to spine tips, rear joint, portion of front joint, and two corners, leaning; contents clean. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850
Notes: first edition, first printing (with "reduplicate" for "repudiate" on page 21), and 4-pages publisher's advertisements before preliminaries, dated March 1, 1850. One of only 2500 copies printed. A bright copy. BAL 7600; Grolier 90.