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Passages From The American Note-Books by  Nathaniel Hawthorne - First printing - 1868 - from Iron Engine and Biblio.com

Passages From The American Note-Books

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Condition: Good +


Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. First printing. Half-Leather. Good +. Complete. First printings rebound with decorative leather over boards. Five raised bands on spine. Gilt spine title shows shows: Hawthorne's Works/ American Note-Nooks/ 1, and the same with 2 on second volume. 450 pages total. Decorative end papers which match boards. Internally a nice copy with no foxing. These books measure about 4 3/4 inches by 7 inches.

Edge rubbing and wear.



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