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Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1832. First edition (Faxon, p.71). Original full red leather, gilt lettered, embossed in a vine and leaf pattern, two lovers arm in arm in a central box. Edited by S.G. Goodrich. All edges gilt, llustrated with two engraved vignettes and 18 engravings inserted, tissue guards, with "The Equinoctial Storm" inserted opposite the fancy title rather than opposite p.6; 390 pp. The Hawthorne contributions are "The Wives of the Dead" (sometimes reprinted as "The Two Widows"), "My Kinsman, Major Molineux", "Roger Malvin's Burial", "The Gentle Boy"; also contains two stories once attributed to Hawthorne, "My Wife's Novel" (by Edward Everett) and "David Whicher - A North American Story", now thought to be by John Neal. A contemporary signature on the presentation page, and a gift inscription dated 1918; leather somewhat rubbed, offsetting caused by most of the inserted plates. A Very Good copy, a scarce book.
Title: The Token: A Christmas and New Year's Present.
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