English 59; Grolier American 59." /> HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. The Scarlet Letter, a Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1850. <I>8vo, original brown cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt-lettered, slight wear at ends of spine and fore-corners, a few light spots on sides, shaken; morocco slipcase.</I> FIRST EDITION, Clark's State xl of pp. 321-322, state a2 of copyright notice (no proiority determined), 4-page publisher's catalogue at front dated March 1, 1850, PUBLISHERS' PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed in an unknown hand in pencil on front free endpaper: "Thomas Fitzgerald, Esq. Compliment of Publishers." BAL 7600; Clark A16.1; Grolier <I>English</I> 59; Grolier <I>American</I> 59. | Christie's