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The Blithedale Romance

by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Format
Book; Online
Published
Boston : Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852 (Boston : Stereotyped by Hobart & Robbins)
Language
English
Description
288 p. ; 19 cm.
Notes
  • First American edition, pre-dated by the British edition. See BAL.
  • Occurs with and without a variety of inserted catalogs. See BAL.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 1. Unbound sheets. Note signed by P.K. Foley calls this the first copy printed of the first edition, reserved as the printer's proof copy. Without publisher's advertisements. Bookplate of Carroll Atwood Wilson. Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 2: Original blindstamped brown cloth, rebacked in library cloth. With an undated 12 p. publisher's catalog at back.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 3: Original blindstamped brown cloth. With an 8 p. publisher's catalog dated September 1854 at back.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 4: Original blindstamped brown cloth. With an undated 12 p. publisher's catalog at back. From the Laburnum Library, presented by the family of John Stewart Bryan.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 5: Original blindstamped brown cloth (defective spine). With a 4 p. publisher's catalog dated July 1852 inserted at front. Hunter Collection. Gift of Mrs. J. Clayton Mitchell.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 6: Original blindstamped brown cloth; spine detached and missing. With a 4 p. publisher's catalog dated July 1852 inserted at front. Gift of George B. Zehmer.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 7: Original blindstamped brown cloth. Without publisher's advertisements. Inscribed "Martin L. Tappan Esq. from Nathl. Hawthorne." Bookplate of Carroll Atwood Wilson. Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection. Gift of C.W. Barrett.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 8: Original extra-gilt red cloth; all edges gilt. Without putlisher's advertisements. Clifton Waller Barrett Library, Nathaniel Hawthorne Collection. Gift of C.W. Barrett.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 9: Original blindstamped brown cloth. With an 8 p. publisher's catalog dated September 1854 at back. Gift of Wyndham B. Blanton, with his bookplate.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Copy 10: Original blindstamped brown cloth. With a 4 p. publisher's catalog dated July 1852 at front. Inscribed "Mrs. S.G. Putnam affly. fr. her husband." Gift of Bernard P. Chamberlain.
Cited in
BAL, 7611.
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PS1855 .A1 1852b