THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES, A ROMANCE. Nathaniel Hawthorne.

THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES, A ROMANCE. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] [9] 10-344, 4-page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1851" inserted between front endpapers, flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, yellow endpapers. First edition, first printing. 1690 copies printed 6-24 March 1851, published 9 April 1851. There is type batter to right margins of lines 1-3, page 149 which, according to Clark, was reset for the second through fourth printings. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-38. See Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 457. BAL 7604 (Binding A). Clark A17.1.a (first printing). Neat early owner's name at top right corner of title page. Slight spine lean, cloth restored at spine ends, mild, shallow damp stain to fore-edge margins of inserted publisher's catalogue, a tight, very good copy with clean binding and bright gilt stamping to spine panel. A pleasing copy overall. (#147549).

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