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OUR OLD HOME:  A Series of English Sketches by Hawthorne Nathaniel - First Edition - 1863 - from Buddenbrooks, Inc. and

OUR OLD HOME: A Series of English Sketches

by Hawthorne Nathaniel

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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. First edition, first issue, first binding 8vo., publisher’s original brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine, housed in a fine morocco backed folding case. xi, 398, ads. A nice copy, with minimal edge-wear and mellowing to the cloth. In a handsome 1/4 morocco clamshell box. FIRST EDITION. The years which Hawthorne passed in England were outwardly the most successful, in worldly prosperity the most abundant, and in other respects among the happiest of his life; forming in the autumn of his career a sort of counterpoise to the idyllic period spent at the Old Manse. Of these years,--from the spring of 1853 to June of 1860, excepting a part of 1858 and 1859, which interval was chiefly spent in Italy,--"Our Old Home" was the literary outcome. Much of the material composing the sketches in this volume occurs in embryonic form in the "English Note-Books," which were then still veiled from publicity; but various elements and touches of fancy were supplied by the author's mood or memory at the instant of writing. His impressions of England, outlined in the "Note-Books" and scattered at random through many pages, here assume a connected and artistic shape.


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