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Twice-Told Tales

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel




Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a collection of short stories, most of which are infused with a very New England gothic tone.

 


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Twice-Told Tales

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: American Stationers Co., John B. Russell, 1837. First edition. Publisher's circular device on title-page. [4, ads], [5]-334, [2], [16, catalogue] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's old-rose AR-like cloth, title stamped in gilt to spine. Light wear and staining to covers, spine a touch faded, minor foxing throughout. Housed in custom half crimson morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition. Publisher's circular device on title-page. [4, ads], [5]-334, [2], [16, catalogue] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. His Second Book, Doheny Copy. Hawthorne's second book, and although it was not the dismal failure that Fanshawe had been, it attracted hardly any notice when it was issued thus in 1837. Now, of course, it is one of the most famous collections of short fiction in American literature. Vincent Starrett said of the story "Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe": "it comes close to becoming a detective story in the purest sense" and Edgar Allan Poe said the story is "vividly original and managed most dexterously" (see Queen's Quorum, p. 10). BAL 7581; Clarke A2.1; Wilson 129. Provenance: Estelle Doheny (bookplate)

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Twice-Told Tales

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

FIRST EDITION of Hawthorne's second published book, a classic of American literature. From the day of publication this collection of nineteen tales brought Hawthorne fame. "Of Mr. Hawthorne's Tales we would say emphatically, that they belong to the highest region of Art–an Art subservient to genius of a very lofty order … the style is purity itself. Force abounds. High imagination gleams from every page … We know of few compositions which the critic can more honestly commend than these ' Twice-Told Tales.' As Americans, we feel proud of the book" (Edgar Allan Poe). Hawthorne's title, Twice-Told Tales, was based on a line from Shakespeare's Life and Death of King John: "Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, / Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man." The tales are "twice-told" because Hawthorne had published them individually in magazines and annuals before collecting them in this, his first published book. "To this little work we would say,'Live ever, sweet, sweet book.' It comes from the hand of a man of genius. Everything about it has the freshness of morning and of May … these tales are national in their character … exciting beauty of his style, as clearasrunningwatersare"(H.W.Longfellow). An excellent provenance: 1. E. A. Crowninshield, bookplate, his sale Puttick & Simpson, July 1860; 2. Richard Manney, bookplate, his sale Sotheby's, New York, 11 October 1991, lot 166 . Grolier 100 American Books 44. Original dark brown cloth. Joints and spine ends expertly restored. Minor foxing and cleaner than usual. A very handsome copy with the spine gilt extremely bright. Black morocco case.

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Twice-Told Tales

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: American Stationers Co., John B. Russell, 1837. First edition. Publisher's circular device on title-page. [4, ads], [5]-334, [2], [16, catalogue] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's brown embossed cloth, title stamped in gilt to spine. Light wear and staining to covers, cloth split at rear joint, foxing throughout. In a custom blue morocco pull-of case, gilt, by Stikeman. First edition. Publisher's circular device on title-page. [4, ads], [5]-334, [2], [16, catalogue] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. His Second Book. Hawthorne's second book, and although it was not the dismal failure that Fanshawe had been, it attracted hardly any notice when it was issued thus in 1837. Now, of course, it is one of the most famous collections of short fiction in American literature. Vincent Starrett said of the story "Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe": "it comes close to becoming a detective story in the purest sense" and Edgar Allan Poe said the story is "vividly original and managed most dexterously" (see Queen's Quorum, p. 10). BAL 7581; Clarke A2.1; Wilson 129. Provenance: Henry R. Cleveland (bookplate and pencil inscription on title, Burlington 1837); Agnes Neustadt (bookplate)

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Twice-Told Tales

HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL

Boston: American Stationer’s Co., 1837. First Edition. Publisher’s cloth; foxing; contemporary owner’s signature of L. Thaxter, later the husband of Celia Thaxter on the front free endpaper; rebacked with the original cloth spine laid down; hinges cracking; some cloth fraying; overall about very good. In a custom quarter-morocco slipcase.

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: American Stationers Co. John B. Russell, 1837.. 12mo, pp. [1-4: ads] [5-11] 12-334 [335-336: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank] + 16-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original brown cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. 1000 copies printed. TWICE-TOLD TALES (1837; expanded 1842), the first of Hawthorne's three major collections of short fiction published in his lifetime, is a collection of sketches and tales, mostly allegories and moralistic fantasies including "The Gray Champion," "The Wedding Knell," "The Minister's Black Veil," "Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe," "Wakefield," "The Great Carbuncle," "The Prophetic Pictures," "The Hollow of the Three Hills," "Fancy's Show Box," and "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-79. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 776. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1069. Grolier Club, One Hundred Influential American Books Printed Before 1900 44. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 196-99. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1536-43. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-47. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Reginald 06961. Wright (I) 1149. BAL 7581. Clark A 2.1. Light wear to spine ends and corner tips, cloth a bit faded, stain to front cover, short split in front outer joint, scattered foxing to text and endpapers, stains to fore-edge margins of pages early and late, a good copy. (#153276)

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TWICE-TOLD TALES

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

American Stationers Co.. Good+. 1837. 1st. Hard Cover. 334 pp; First edition, first state. Very light edge wear on boards and spine. Bookplate has been removed from front pastedown, resulting in some loss of paper. Foxing on endpages, light occasional foxing throughout. Paper on front inner hinge is starting to crack but binding is secure. An attractive book. .

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Twice-Told Tales

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

1837. HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Twice-Told Tales. Original brown cloth, housed in red morocco-backed folding box. Boston: American Stationers Co., 1837. First edition. BAL 7581. Clark A2.1. Wright I:1149. With 16-page publisher's catalogue. Hawthorne's second book and his first collection of short stories, including the memorable "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," "The Great Carbuncle," and "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment." With the bookplate of Florence & Edward Kay, great collector's of mystery and detective fiction. Expertly rebacked, original spine laid down, faint scattered foxing to leaves and foredge, bookplate, early ownership signature, else a very good or better copy.

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TWICE-TOLD TALES

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. TWICE-TOLD TALES. Boston: American Stationers, 1837. First edition, with 4pp. of ads at front and 12pp. at rear (copies are also found with 16pp. of ads at rear; no priority). Original faded old rose cloth, embossed with quatrefoil ornaments, gilt. Expertly rebacked preserving the original spine, else a very good tight copy with the usual foxing, and an 1839 ownership inscription. Neither BAL nor Clark record this combination of cloth color and embossed pattern. Hawthorne's first collection of short stories (including many of his best), and his first acknowledged book, printed in an edition of only 1,000 copies at the expense of his friend, Horatio Bridge, who kept his patronage a secret. The American Stationers consortium was dissolved the year after this book was published. Nearly every story included had been previously published as a contribution to THE TOKEN, a gift annual, or elsewhere; hence, the title of the volume. This particular color is apparently never found in unfaded condition, prompting BAL in this unique instance to describe a binding cloth as "faded" in the formal binding description! Recent copies have fetched good sums: Martin copy, grey-green, "some fading and soiling" ($7,150, 1990); Manney copy, black cloth, "carefully recased" ($2,475, 1991; resold privately for $4,500); Epstein copy, brown cloth, "light rubbing, hinges reinforced with paper" ($3,520, 1991). Other copies sold in recent years have been rebound or defective. BAL 7581. Clark A2.1. Grolier American Hundred 44.

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Twice-Told Tales (Vol. II) - Second Series

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: James Munroe & Co., 1845. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Scarce early edition of classic of American literature. 8 vo. 356 pp. Dark brown cloth, embossed boards, gilt decoration at spine. Corners bumped, foxing.

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Twice-told Tales

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1892. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No jacket. Illustrations by six artists. 40 tales. 1ST THUS.

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TWICE-TOLD TALES Easton Press

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1966. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Light wear to the gilt else Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; Masterpieces of American Literature.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Twice Told Tales

Nathaniel Hawthorne

2007-07-25. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Twice-Told Tales

Nathaniel Hawthorne

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1966. Limited Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Valenti Angelo. Signed by Illustrator(s). Copyright date 1966, the limited editions club, 1966. 1500 copies of this book were printed for the members of the limited editions club by Rodrick Steinhour at the Steinhour press, Lunenburg, Vermont, the illustrations were drawn by Valenti Angelo, this copy is number 1116. Signed by the Illustrator. Gray cloth over boards with gold lettering and design on a red label on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. No Dust Jacket. Top page edges with red tint. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and told the spine are minor. Text and illustrations of bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible limited edition book Size: 8" X 11"

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

2005-05-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Twice-Told Tales (Salem Edition)

Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author); George Parson Lathrop (Introduction by)

Boston, MA & New York: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1894. Salem Edition . Decorative Canvas Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 268 pp. A rare, hard-to-find, out-of-print gem! Solidly bound copy with moderate use. No dust jacket. Book shows heavy use, but still a good reading copy. Moderate foxing on page edges. Brittle pages.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

20040819. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

2005-05-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Twice-Told Tales [slipcase]

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Heritage Press, NY, 1966. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/NDJ. Selected and introduced by Wallace Stegner. Illustrated by Valenti Angelo . Deluxe edition. 1st thus. Slipcase. A beautifully produced book.

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Twice-Told Tales

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Twice-told Tales (Large Print)

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Large Print Book Company, 2005-10-15. Paperback. Good.

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Twice-told Tales (Large Print)

Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Large Print Book Company, 2005-10-15. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Twice Told Tales (TREDITION CLASSICS)

Nathaniel Hawthorne

2011-10-25. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Twice-Told Tales - The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

2008-10-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Twice-Told Tales - Scholar's Choice Edition

Nathaniel Hawthorne

2015-02-17. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Twice-Told Tales

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Twice-told Tales...

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Twice-told tales

Hawthorne Nathaniel 1804-1864

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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TWICE-TOLD TALES

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1966. Hardcover. Fine in glassine and a Fine slipcase. Valenti Angelo. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-3/4") bound in powder-blue homespun linen boards with a leather label stamped in gilt; 432 pages. Printed at the Stinehour Press. Selected and introduced by Wallace Stegner and illustrated with 27 four-color drawings by Valenti Angelo. Copy #1087 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page.

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Twice-Told Tales

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Twice Told Tales

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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TWICE TOLD TALES

Nathaniel Hawthorne

New York: Heritage Press, 1966. First thus. Hardcover. Very Good +. [4to] xv.411p. ill.(col.). Clean and lovely boards. General wear to spine, no cuts or rips. Gilt letter and decorations intact. Sight foxing of front and rear pastedowns and ffep's extending 1/2" up and down both sides of the spine channels. Otherwise, clean and tight. Very good + Antiquarian Condition in custom cut and fitted Brodart Archival Clear Mylar Dustjacket.

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Twice-Told Tales

Nathaniel Hawthorne

1974-06-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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