Item #986 The New–England Magazine. Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The New–England Magazine

The New–England Magazine

Boston: J.T. Buckingham, 1834-1835. First Edition. Wrappers. 23 vols. 1st appearances in original wrappers of 12 Hawthorne stories in The New–England Magazine, featuring tales from the allegorical (Young Goodman Brown) to a precursor to the detective story (Mr. Higginbotham’s Catastrophe). 2 complete years missing only the Jan. 1835 issue (The Gray Champion).  Despite light wear and a few minor repairs, in near fine condition (extraordinary). 2 half morocco cases. Near fine. Item #986

These are the 1st printings of the stories that brought Hawthorne his first fame, and a run of this length in original wrappers is unheard of, and even single individual issues from 1834 and 1835 are rare. Ex–Rufus Choate (ownership inscriptions to an 1835 issue). Robert H. Hay (bookplates). Ref: Clark D9, D10, D12–D25.

Contains the following:
Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe (as an interior part of The Story–Teller # 1 & 2)
Old News Nos. 1–3
My Visit to Niagara
Young Goodman Brown
Wakefield
The Ambitious Guest
Graves and Goblins
A Rill from the Town–Pump
The Old Maid in the Winding Sheet
The Vision of the Fountain
Sketches from Memory Nos. 1 & 2
The Devil in Manuscript.

Price: $8,000.00

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