Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. First Edition. 8vo, pp. iv, 322. Brown cloth, blind-stamped, and lettered in gilt on the spine. Owner's name on title, bookplate on pastedown. professionally rebacked with original spine laid down, all of the original gilt stamping is bright and present, some rubbed along the edges. There is matching brown cloth along the hinges and extremities of the spine; water stained along the hinge of the front black, yet the title-page and adv are nice and clean, name in pencil on the top of the title page, Interior VG. Only 2500 copies of the first edition were printed. BAL 7600; Clark A16.1. Item #51982
One of the greatest works of American fiction. A love story set in Puritan New England.