Sign In | Register | Help

Mosses From an Old Manse

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel


Find copies of Mosses From an Old Manse

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)

Available copies: Mosses From an Old Manse By Hawthorne, Nathaniel


MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

New York: Wiley and Putnam,. 1846. 12mo, two volumes: pp. [1-6] [1] 2-207 [208: blank]; [1-6] [1] 2-211 [212: blank], half title leaves present,. early twentieth-century full green pebbled morocco, spine panels richly tooled and lettered in gold, gold ruled borders on front and rear panels, inner dentelles, t.e.g., marbled endpapers.. Some mild scattered foxing early and late, but internally nearly fine. and generally clean. Overall, a very nice copy in a well executed. fine binding. A seminal work of early American fantastic literature. by one of the two founding fathers (the other was Poe) of modern. American imaginative fiction. (#130662). First edition, first printings of both volumes. A re-bind (without the original wrappers) of first printing sheets with Smith and Craighead imprints present on both copyright pages and page [212] of volume two blank (in later printings page [212] is used as the title page for a publisher's catalogue). The second of Hawthorne's three major collections of short fiction published in his lifetime, and the best and most important of the three. Includes a number of classics, "The Birth- Mark," "Young Goodman Brown," "Rappaccini's Daughter," and "The Artist of the Beautiful." The other fantasy stories are "A Select Party," "Mrs. Bullfrog," "The Hall of Fantasy," "The Celestial Railroad," "The New Adam and Eve," "Egotism; or the Bosom Friend," "The Christmas Banquet," "Roger Malvin's Burial," "P.'s Correspondence" (apparently the first American alternate history story), "Earth's Holocaust," and "A Virtuoso's Collection." "The darkness of his vision of the human psyche gives to almost everything he wrote, even works which were not supernatural fiction or fantasy, a sense that its protagonists are acting in obedience to the Gothic manipulations of the dead but shaping past, that they can never simply flourish in the here and now. It is in something like this sense that so much of his work seems to have been treated as allegory: his characters are so in bondage to the stories they have been appointed to undergo that they seem to 'stand' in an allegorical relationship to symbolic events, rather than to live them ... In the end, the Hawthorne romance of predetermination casts a long shadow over the American Dream, telling us that we must both dream very hard and surrender absolutely." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 457. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-16; 1-17; 1-18; and 1-19; (1981) 1-96; and (2004) II- 505. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-79. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-39. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 777. Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 1070. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 551. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 196-99. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1536-43. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2035-40. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Reginald 06958. Wright (I) 1143. BAL 7598. Clark A15.1.a.

  • Published: 1846
  • Condition: Some mild scattered foxing early and late, but internally nearly fine and generally clean. Overall, a very nice copy in a well e
Sold by: L. W. Currey, Inc.
$1,500.00

MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

New York: Wiley and Putnam,. 1846. 12mo, two volumes: pp. [1-6] [1] 2-207 [208: blank]; [1-6] [1] 2-211 [212: blank], half title leaves present,. contemporary mid-nineteenth century three-quarter black calf and green and black marbled boards, spine panel lettered and ruled in gold.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Binding. extremities rubbed, but overall quite presentable, some scattered. foxing and old damp stains to text blocks, latter mostly to lower. right corners, but internally very good and generally clean. Overall,. a fairly nice copy. A seminal work of early American fantastic. literature by one of the two (the other was Poe) founding fathers of. modern American imaginative fiction. (#148857). First edition, first printings of both volumes. An early rebind (without the original wrappers) of first printing sheets with Smith and Craighead imprints present on both copyright pages and page [212] of volume two blank (in later printings page [212] is used as the title page for a publisher's catalogue). The second of Hawthorne's three major collections of short fiction published in his lifetime, and the best and most important of the three. Includes a number of classics, "The Birth- Mark," "Young Goodman Brown," "Rappaccini's Daughter" and "The Artist of the Beautiful." The other fantasy stories are "A Select Party," "Mrs. Bullfrog," "The Hall of Fantasy," "The Celestial Railroad," "The New Adam and Eve," "Egotism; or the Bosom Friend," "The Christmas Banquet," "Roger Malvin's Burial," "P.'s Correspondence," "Earth's Holocaust," and "A Virtuoso's Collection." "P.'s Correspondence," appears to be the first American alternate history story. "The darkness of his vision of the human psyche gives to almost everything he wrote, even works which were not supernatural fiction or fantasy, a sense that its protagonists are acting in obedience to the Gothic manipulations of the dead but shaping past, that they can never simply flourish in the here and now. It is in something like this sense that so much of his work seems to have been treated as allegory: his characters are so in bondage to the stories they have been appointed to undergo that they seem to 'stand' in an allegorical relationship to symbolic events, rather than to live them ... In the end, the Hawthorne romance of predetermination casts a long shadow over the American Dream, telling us that we must both dream very hard and surrender absolutely." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 457. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-16; 1-17; 1-18; and 1-19; (1981) 1-96; and (2004) II-505. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-79. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-39. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 777. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1070. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 551. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 196-99. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1536-43. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2035-40. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Reginald 06958. Wright (I) 1143. BAL 7598. Clark A15.1.a.

  • Published: 1846
  • Condition: Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Binding extremities rubbed, but overall quite presentable, some scatt
Sold by: L. W. Currey, Inc.
$1,250.00

MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE

Hawthorne Nathaniel

New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. 2 volumes bound into one. First edition of each book, bound into the first issue original cloth binding, intermediate state of each printing with “R. Craighead’s Power Press” not present. BAL states that copies bound into the original cloth bindings were always of mixed printing states. With a colored frontispiece and vignette titlepage. 8vo, publisher’s original pale blue blindstamped cloth, the spine lettered in gilt. The book now housed in a fine half green morocco foldover clamshell case lettered in gilt between raised bands of the spine. [i-vi], [1]-207; [i-vi], [1]-211 pp. A well preserved copy with the textblock in very nice condition. One signature loose, the original spine panel re-laid onto new backing. FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH OF THIS EARLY AND QUITE SCARE HAWTHORNE TITLE. Hawthorne spent three years in the Old Manse in Concord.

  • Published: 1846
Sold by: Buddenbrooks, Inc.
$764.50

MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE. In Two Parts. New York:: Wiley and Putnam,, 1846. First edition, one-volume clothbound issue [Clark A15. 1.c1--"third printing, Wiley and Putnam issue"; BAL 7598--"when issuing the book in cloth (as a single volume) the publishers used whatever sheets they had in stock, and copies in cloth, therefore, frequently are of intermediate status]. . Spine and corners worn and frayed, with few short tears and small chips on spine, text lightly foxed, few signatures sprung, but hinges and binding tight, text fresh and quite clean. A good to very good copy of an uncommon title. . Green cloth, pp. vi, 207; vi, 211 [with page 212 in volume two blank-- BAL states, "In the earliest printings p. 212, Vol. 2, is wholly blank"]. In Clark's survey of the type batter in both volumes, this copy conforms to his third printing. Clark also states "final leaf of vol. II removed before binding in many copies examined"-- this copy retains the final leaf.

  • Published: 1846
  • Condition: Spine and corners worn and frayed, with few short tears and small chips on spine, text lightly foxed, few signatures sprung, but
  • Edition: First edition, one-volume clothbound issue [Clark A15. 1.c1--&qu
Sold by: Waiting for Godot Books
$575.00

Mosses from an Old Manse

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. Very Good. Two parts in one volume: [8], 207, [1], 211, [1] p.; 19 cm. Modern rebacking of contemporary leather spine and corners with original marbled paper over boards. Original brown endpapers. Series title preceding title page for Wiley and Putnam's Library of American Books. First edition, first issue with R. Craighead's Power Press and T.B. Smith, Stereotyper, on the verso of the title page, verso of part 2, p. 211 blank. BAL, 7598. Wright (I), 1143. The 19th-century binder removed the Part Two title page and publisher's advertisements, and bound the table of contents for Part Two after the table of contents for Part One. Undated catalog description attached to front fixed endpaper. Former owner's name on front free endpaper: "Wm. Ellery Sedgwick" [William Ellery Sedgwick]. Inscription in another hand on blank leaf following front free endpaper dated 1916. In Very Good Condition: modern rebacking and repair of endpaper hinges; light foxing in margins; a few pages soiled; otherwise clean and tight.

  • Published: 1846
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold by: Classic Books and Ephemera
$400.00

Mosses From an Old Manse (Two Volumes

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: Ticknor and Fields. Good with no dust jacket. 1854. Second Edition. Hardcover. First printing of the second (New) edition; Blind stamped cloth covers, with gilt stamped lettering on spine; Covers show a little chipping at spine ends and light rubbing along edges, though remains clean and with fairly bright lettering; Institutional stamps on blank front end leaves of both volumes, and inked name on verso of blank front free end page of volume I; One signature near center of volume I is slightly loosened; A little foxing on first and last few leaves of each volume, though a little heavier in Volume II; There are a couple of penciled notes in margins, though both volume remains generally clean, tight, and otherwise intact. .

  • Published: 1854
  • Condition: Good with no dust jacket
  • Edition: Second Edition
Sold by: Oddfellow's Fine Books and Col
$150.00

Mosses from an Old Manse (Two Volumes)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1854. This the "New Edition, Carefully Reviewed by the Author" (with three new stories). Very good overall condition with light to moderate wear. No tears stains, or foxing. Previous owner name neatly written on flyleafs.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good.

  • Published: 1854
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Thus
Sold by: Bruce Davidson Books
$125.00

Mosses from an Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

IndyPublish.com. Paperback. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

Sold by: ExtremelyReliable
$108.12

In Search of My Father-A Portrait of Leslie Howard

Howard, Ronald

New York: St Martin's Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1981. 1. Hardback. Small stain back end page where bookplate removed. Inv. # JAN001335I .

  • Published: 1981
  • Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket
  • Edition: 1
Sold by: Garfield Books
$100.00

Mosses from an Old Manse

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Used, Good. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shipped quickly.

  • Condition: Used, Good
Sold by: Winter Ventures Inc
$80.00

Mosses from an Old Manse

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Used, Good. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shipped quickly.

  • Condition: Used, Good
Sold by: Winter Ventures Inc
$80.00

Mosses from an Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

TREDITION CLASSICS. Hardcover. New. Hardcover. 404 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.0in. x 0.9in.This book (hardcover) is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN.

Sold by: BuySomeBooks
$69.96

Mosses From An Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Morison Press, 2008-08-25. Paperback. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

Sold by: ExtremelyReliable
$62.73

Mosses From An Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Morison Press. Paperback. New. Paperback. 560 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.2in.Mosses From An Old Manse. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN.

Sold by: BuySomeBooks
$60.49

MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE : First Series, Part I; Second Series Part II. ( Two Volumes)

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL

New York:: John B. Alden, Publisher., 1889. Book. Near Fine. Decorative Cloth. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. pp: 175, [176]; [177] - 352 . Bound in sea-green cloth, decorated in gilt and maroon to top board and to spine and titled in gilt to both places. Last four leaves plus last two blanks have been poorly opened to the lower fore-corner for approx. half an inch. Just a hint of wear to head and tail of spine. Beautifully clean and tight internally and externally. Part of a series of Hawthorne's works in matching bindings..

  • Published: 1889
  • Condition: Near Fine
Sold by: John Lord's Books
$59.26

Mosses From an Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

A. L. Burt. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

  • Condition: Used - Good
Sold by: Better World Books
$58.96

Mosses from an Old Manse (LARGE PRINT EDITION)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2011-02-01. Hardcover. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.

Sold by: Vir Ventures Inc.
$56.76

Mosses From an Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

A. L. Burt. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

  • Condition: Used - Good
Sold by: Better World Books
$54.99

MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE (LEATHER BOUND)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

David McKay, Philadelphia. Very Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by . 20%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1889. Hardcover. Three quarter tan leather bound cover has light wear to corners and caps. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages clean and in very good condition. Marbled boards, end sheets, and fore edge. .

  • Published: 1889
  • Condition: Very Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by 20%. Sale price ends soon!***
Sold by: New Boston Fine and Rare Books
$52.86

Mosses from an Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Kessinger Publishing, LLC. Hardcover. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

Sold by: ExtremelyReliable
$51.58