Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1876. Original blind-stamped green cloth with gilt-decorated spine.
Second Edition of Hawthorne's first book FANSHAWE (the first had been in 1828), plus the first appearance in book form of the other pieces -- the five "biographical sketches." This title was published as a twin of THE DOLLIVER ROMANCE and Other Pieces, likewise Osgood 1876 in the same binding (and each consisting of only 1000 copies); another 1000 copies were published later in the year, of both together in a two-volumes-in-one format.~This copy has plain, not beveled, board edges, and does not have "Vol. 22" on the spine (priority "undetermined"). Condition is bright and near-fine (very slight wear at the spine ends, bookplate on a front flyleaf). Clark A1.2.a. Item #11586