Transformation: Or, the Romance of Monte Beni (also known as "The Marble Faun").

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

Price: $175.00

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Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz, 1860. In Two Volumes. The "Copyright Edition", the Fourth edition, which was published with the same 1860 date on the title until about the turn of the century. Type setting 4 (Clark, A23.4). Contemporary white vellum, hand lettered and ruled in red and black, edges stained red, decorative endpapers. Extra-illustrated with 1 photograph (Praxiteles) inserted in volume 1. In about 1868 retailers in Rome began to sell photographs for tourists to insert in an appropriate place in the text as each person wished. It served as a souvenir to remind them of their trip. Copies have been seen with one to one hundred or so photographs inserted, with many more than 100 subjects to choose from. Some were taken with the buyer/tourist in the picture, personalizing the volumes. Like snowflakes, no two were alike. (Susan S. Williams, pp. 117-150, in Moylan and Stiles, Reading Books..., 1996). Type setting 1 is "probably" the first Tauchniz printing but no priority is assumed for settings 2, 3, or 4. A little soiling, a stain to the fore-edge of v.2. Essentially a Fine copy in a beautiful souvenir binding.

Title: Transformation: Or, the Romance of Monte Beni (also known as "The Marble Faun").

Author Name: Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: hawthorne,nathaniel.175leipzig:bernardtauchnitz,