Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good condition. Item #018560
256 pages. Original cloth binding; stamped in blind and gilt; moderate sunning to the spine and minor to moderate rubbing to the extremities; protected in archival mylar. Additionally protected in a custom full leather clamshell box. First edition, first printing, of Hawthorne's first book for children, with frontispiece and six engraved plates. First printing or first issue with "lifed" for "lifted" on page 21, line 3. One of 3000 copies of this printing. Minor foxing mainly to the first several pages, and minor soiling. Without any pages being loose, one quire is slightly extruded. All edges gilt. Neat gift inscription dated 1852 on front endpaper.