DOCTOR GRIMSHAWE'S SECRET: A ROMANCE ... Edited, with Preface and Notes by Julian Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthorne.

DOCTOR GRIMSHAWE'S SECRET: A ROMANCE ... Edited, with Preface and Notes by Julian Hawthorne. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. Large octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi-xiii [xiv] 1-368 [note: first leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece and vignette title leaf, inserted four-page facsimile manuscript, vignette title leaf printed in red, brown and black, original gray boards, printed paper label affixed spine panel, all edges untrimmed. First edition, (large paper) fourth printing. 270 copies printed on handmade laid paper of which 250 were numbered and bound. According to the publisher's records, this edition was not printed until 29 September 1883, about ten months after the first printing of the trade edition. Hawthorne's portrayal of the archetypal mad/bad scientist/alchemist gives a minor SF theme to this romance. Reginald 06952. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). BAL 7642. Clark A31.1.d. Wright (III) 2606. A fine copy in a torn and taped printed dust jacket. Rare in jacket. (#107424).

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"Two Hundred and Fifty Copies Printed" on recto of vignette title leaf,