THE SNOW-IMAGE, AND OTHER TWICE-TOLD TALES. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852 [i.e. late December 1851]. Octavo, pp. [3-7] 8-273 [274: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank; text complete despite gap in pagination] + 4-page publisher's catalogue dated "January, 1852" inserted between the front endpapers, flyleaf at 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. 2425 copies printed. Published in late December 1851, simultaneous with or several days before the first British edition published by Henry G. Bohn with a title page dated 1851. Hawthorne's third major collection of sketches and tales includes five fantasy stories: "The Snow-Image: A Childish Miracle," "Ethan Brand," "The Man of Adamant," a ghost story, "The Devil in Manuscript," and "My Kinsman, Major Molineux." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-79. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 778. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 196-99. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1536-43. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Reginald 06960. BAL 7607. Clark A 19.1.a. Touch of wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a nearly fine copy. A lovely copy of a book seldom found in superior condition. (#157083).
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