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LOVE LETTERS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, 1839-1841 [and] 1841-1863
Chicago: Privately Printed, Society of the Dofobs, 1907. First Edition. Vellum-backed boards. Very Good. Two volumes. pp: xi, 248; 285; engraved frontispiece portrait with tissue guard in Volume I. Bound in vellum-backed pale-blue boards, gilt spine lettering. Bindings slightly discolored as usual, otherwise clean and sound, in a worn and smudged slipcase. 9.25" x 6" Colophon at front: "The DeVinne Press certifies that this copy of The Love Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of an edition of sixty-two copies, in two volumes, printed on toned Holland paper, from type, during the month of April, Nineteen Hundred and Seven." [Blanck, BAL 7647] Provenance: Armorial bookplate of William Henry Rossington in both volumes, under which is the engraved name of Walter W. Colpitts. Rossington, a lawyer and member of the Kansas State Legislature, edited the Commonwealth and Leavenworth Commercial newspapers. He and his law partner, Charles Blood Smith, co-founded the Topeka Club.
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