THE MARBLE FAUN: or, the Romance of Monte Beni by…

THE MARBLE FAUN: or, the Romance of Monte Beni

Edition: First US Edition

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. Mixed issue. Two volumes, 12mo, original brown cloth, brown endpapers. Vol. I: pp [2], (2), (xii), (15)-283, [5], 16 pp March, 1860, ads, [2]. Moderate wear to spine ends, outer corners, lower inner edges of covers; slight bubbling to cloth of front cover; spotting to front endpapers; short tear to blank leaf at front; lacking the rear free endpaper; page edges browned; good. Vol. II: pp [2], 284, [4]. Spine has shallow chip across head; moderate wear to foot of spine and outer corners; faint damp stain to inner front cover; page edges browned; two inch tear to front blank neatly repaired; VG otherwise. Volume I is the second printing, Volume II is the first printing. The UK edition, titled THE TRANSFORMATION, preceded by about a week. Clark A23.3.b., BAL 7621. Bleiler p 96. Hawthorne's last major work of fiction (he died in 1864), a novel with fantasy and crime elements.

Book ID: 45985
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