1863. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863.
8vo, [i-ix] x-xi [xii]  10-398 [399: ad] pp. Original blind-stamped brown cloth, chocolate coated endpapers, a remarkably good copy. Early ink signature at front of Helen S. Wright.
§ First edition, first issue, with the “myterious” typo and the single page of ads. A later title from Hawthorne but very scarce in such fine condition. A controversial book which aired opinions about his fellow countrymen which were not well received by the general public; his support of Pierce also drew criticism. BAL 7627. Item #106137