11-12-2017 11-12-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3040B Boston
November 12, 2017 11:00AMCalender

Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864) The Scarlet Letter.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3040B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 12, 2017 11:00AM


Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864) The Scarlet Letter. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. First edition, first issue, publisher's ads dated March 1, 1850, with the typographical error, "reduplicate" instead of "repudiate" on page 21; one of 2,500 copies printed; bound in publisher's brown cloth, very neatly rebound, spine and board panels almost undetectably relaid over new boards, new endleaves; housed in a custom chemise and scarlet half morocco leather slipcase, 7 1/8 x 4 1/4 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

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Bookbinding, Film, Hawthorne, Publishing, Scarlet, The Scarlet Letter, Ticknor and Fields, Visual arts