First Issue, In the Original Cloth
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls. Being a Second Wonder-Book. Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields , 1853.
First American edition, first printing (without imprint of Geo. C. Rand on copyright page). Small octavo (6 5/8 x 4 1/4 inches; 167 x 109 mm). [8, advertisements], [4], 5-336, [2, blank] pp. With wood-engraved vignette title-page and six additional engraved plates. With eight-page publisher’s catalogue inserted between front endpapers.

Publisher's purple-brown cloth. Covers ruled and decoratively stamped in blind and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Edges stained yellow. Pale yellow endpapers. Minimal rubbing to extremities. Spine a bit sunned. Some minor flaking to the head and tail of the spine. Binding slightly skewed. Overall a very good or better copy. Chemised and housed in a brown cloth slipcase, with red morocco spine label.

BAL 7614. Browne, p. 74. Clarke A22.2a. Peter Parley to Penrod, Pg. 10.

HBS # 67826 $2,750