A FOOL OF NATURE. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [ix-x]  2-287 [288-290: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original decorated blue cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in light blue and gold. First edition. "The theme and treatment show unquestioned maturity, an absence of the supernatural frippery, and a first-rate sense of humor. Despite its limitations A FOOL OF NATURE is a sparkling and delightful production, in the first rank of Hawthorne's fiction." - Bassan, Hawthorne's Son, p. 199. Wright (III) 2585. Neat owner's signature on front free endpaper. Mild foxing to front endpapers, else a bright, nearly fine copy. (#131335).
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