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HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel.
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys With engravings by Baker from designs by Billings.
Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields,, 1852. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers blocked in blind, yellow endpapers. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase. Engraved frontispiece and 6 plates. Contemporary presentation inscription to front free endpaper. Light wear to cloth extremities with neat repairs, light handling creasing and toning to contents. A very good copy. First edition of Hathorne's re-telling of ancient myths, first state with "lifed" (for "lifted") at page 21, line 3; there are various colours of cloth without priority. BAL 7606; Clark A 18.1.a; Blanck Peter Parley to Penrod p. 6.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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