HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel (1804-1864). The Scarlet Letter, A Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850.
8vo (178 x 110 mm). Title printed in red and black. 4-page publisher's advertisements dated 1 March 1850 bound in at front. Contemporary red morocco gilt, wide turn-ins gilt, red watered-silk doublures, edges gilt, stamp-signed by Inman, original publisher's brown cloth bound in.
FIRST EDITION with 4-page publisher's ads dated 1 March 1850. Hawthorne's work was an immediate success, selling 2,500 copies in its first week of publication, giving Hawthorne his first literary success. BAL 7600; Grolier American 59.
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