1852. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852.
8vo, -273 pp. Original blind-stamped publisher’s cloth, yellow endpapers, lacking ads and rear free endpaper, endpapers foxed, cloth lightly stained, worn at board tips and ends of backstrip, binding sound. Monogram bookplate of Annie Burr Jennings on front free endpaper with motto “Otium sine literis mors est” (leisure without literature is death); portrait postcard tipped onto front free end paper. Slipcase.
§ First edition issued simultaneously with the London edition. 2425 copies were printed. BAL 7607. A19.1.a. A sound and unsophisticated copy of the last collection of short stories Hawthorne published in his lifetime. The bookplate is that of Annie Burr Jennings (1855-1939), the New York philanthropist and heir to a Standard Oil fortune. A serious book collector, over 3000 volumes from her collection were donated to Yale in 1940 by her niece Annie Burr Auchincloss, wife of Wilmarth "Lefty" Lewis. Item #110540