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Mosses From an Old Manse

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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. 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. 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)

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Mosses From An Old Manse

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. First edition, with Craighead and Smith Imprints on copyright page. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound by STIKEMAN & CO. in three quarter blue morocco, richly gilt spines, raised bands, t.e.g., with the original publishers' brown cloth covers bound in. From the library of Agnes Neustadt, with her bookplate. About fine. First edition, with Craighead and Smith Imprints on copyright page. 1 vols. 8vo. BAL 7598; Clark A15.1.a1

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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.

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Mosses from an Old Manse

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. Hardcover. 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.

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Mosses From an old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Mosses From an Old Manse (Two Volumes

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: Ticknor and Fields. Good with no dust jacket. 1854. 2nd 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. .

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Mosses from an old manse. --

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Mosses From an old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Mosses from an Old Manse...: In Two Parts

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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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.

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Mosses from an Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Mosses from an Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Mosses from an old Manse: and Other Stories

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Mosses from an Old Manse

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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