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HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel
Grandfather's Chair: A History of Youth
Boston: E. P. Peabody, 1841. 16mo (12.4 x 7.8 cm). vii, 140 pages. Original bluish plum basket-weave embossed cloth, black paper label on front cover (gilt lettering faded but readable); green cloth chemise; green morocco pull of case by Bradstreet's (one joint split). FIRST EDITION of the first of three titles in the Grandfather's Chair series for children. It was Elizabeth Palmer Peabody--the sister of Hawthorne's future wife, Sofia--who published these stories when the original publisher, Nahum Capen, withdrew. BAL 7590; Clark A6.1. A near-fine copy with some light wear to binding, a few scattered foxmarks and several leaves with unobtrusive marginal soilmarks. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts [USA]

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