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Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in the early 1800s to a family plagued by their involvement in the Salem witch trials. Nathaniel’s ancestor, John Hathorne was a Salem Judge who refused to admit fault. In order to hide from this shame, Nathaniel added the “W” to his surname. Hawthorne’s work is considered part of the Romantic Movement(specifically dark romanticism) with continued themes that focus on the evil and sin of humanity. His works often involve moral messages to spark psychological foresight in its readers. Nathaniel published his first work, Fanshawe, in 1828. In 1837, he set out to build a collection of his published short stories, eventually combined into Twice-Told Tales.

A first edition, first issue copy of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter published in 1850 auctioned for $2,390.00 in 2010. A first edition copy ofTwice-Told Tales, one of only 1000, published in 1837 was sold for $2,125.00 in 2013.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Peter Parley's Universal History. Mark H. Newman and Co., New York (1837). PARLEY, Peter PARLEY, Peter HAWTHORNE, Elizabeth; on the Basis of Geography; 2 vols in 1

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Twice-Told Tales. American Stationers Co., Boston (1837). 1000 copies.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE UNITED STATES MAGAZINE AND DEMOCRATIC REVIEW. Langtree and OSullivan (1838). This issue includes the first appearance of Hawthorne's Howes Masquerade -- Part I of Tales of the Province House, which was anthologized in Twice-Told Tales in 1851; Includes the first or early publications of 22 stories or articles by Hawthorne (including The Celestial Railroad and Artist of the Beautiful), 7 stories by Walt Whitman (including Bervance), as well as a number of appearances by Bryant, Longfellow, Lowell, and Whittier and one each by Thoreau (The Landlord) and Poe (Marginalia); Illustrated with 51 (of 53) engraved portraits and two tinted lithographs of the Yucatan

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Famous Old People. E. P. Peabody, Boston (1841). Being the Second Epoch of Grandfathers Chair

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. JOURNAL OF AN AFRICAN CRUISER. Wiley and Putnam, London (1845). Comprising Sketches of the Canaries, the Cape de Verds, Liberia, Madeira, Sierra Leone, and Other Places of Interest on the West Coast of Africa; By an Officer of the U.S. Navy; Edited by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Mosses From an Old Manse. Wiley and Putnam, New York (1846). 2 volumes bound in one; first printing sheets with Smith and Craighead imprints present on both copyright pages; Includes a number of classics, The Birth-Mark, Young Goodman Brown, Rappaccinis Daughter and The Artist of the Beautiful. The other fantasy stories are A Select Party, Mrs. Bullfrog, The Hall of Fantasy, The Celestial Railroad, The New Adam and Eve, Egotism; or the Bosom Friend, The Christmas Banquet, Roger Malvins Burial, P.s Correspondence, Earths Holocaust, and A Virtuosos Collection.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Journal of an African Cruiser. Aberdeen, London (1849). By an Officer of the U.S. Navy; Edited by Nathaniel Hawthorne; Sketches of the Canaries, The Cape De Verds, Liberia, Madlira, Sierra Leone, and other Places of Interest of the West Coast of Africa.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Ticknor, Reed and Fields, Boston (1850). 2500 copies printed; Includes advertisements with March 1, 1850 as date and error on page 21 (reduplicate instead of repudiate.)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys. Ticknor, Reed and Fields, Boston (1851). Colour frontis and 60 designs by Walter Crane as full-page colour illustrations

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The House of the Seven Gables. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. (1851). a Romance; 1690 copies printed; first issue with the battered type on page 149

HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. David Bogue, London (1851). First English edition

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Ticknor Reed and Fields, Boston (1851).

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Snow-Image, and Other Tales. Henry G Bohn, London (1851). Fifteen stories including the first book appearances of Ethan Brand, My Kinsman, Major Molineux and the ghost story The Man of Adamant.; First UK edition.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. True Stories from History and Biography. Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston (1851). FIRST STATE, with commas after the words way (page iii of the preface, line 15) and which (page iv of the preface, line 18); 2000 copies; This is a collection of four educational pieces for children (here with Hawthorne's minor revisions) that had previously been published separately: Grandfathers Chair, Famous Old People, Liberty Tree (all dated 1841) and Biographical Stories for Children (1842); Frontis and three plates after illustrations by Hammat Billings.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. TWICE-TOLD TALES. Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston (1851). 2 volumes; including The Gray Champion, The Wedding Knell, The Ministers Black Veil, Dr. Heideggers Experiment and The White Old Maid (the last collected in volume two of the 1842 expanded edition); 2000 copies.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. A WONDER-BOOK FOR GIRLS AND BOYS. Ticknor, Reed, and Fields., Boston (1852). FIRST PRINTING, with the misprint lifed for lifted in the third line of page 21; with The Gorgons Head, Three Golden Apples, etc; Frontispiece and 6 engraved plates by Baker from designs by Billings; 3000 copies printed.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Life of Franklin Pierce. Ticknor, Reed and Fields, Boston (1852). published during Pierce's campaign for President of the United States

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Blithedale Romance. Ticknor, Reed and Fields, Boston (1852). 2 volumes; First printing with copyright notice opposite lines 4-6 on page [iii] of Preface

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE SNOW-IMAGE. Ticknor and Fields, Boston (1852). AND OTHER TWICE-TOLD TALES; 15 stories; 2425 copies printed; five fantasy stories: The Snow-Image: A Childish Miracle, Ethan Brand, The Man of Adamant, a ghost story, The Devil in Manuscript, and My Kinsman, Major Molineux also includes historical sketches and tales of the supernatural; first printing, with the catalog dated January 1852

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys. Ticknor and Fields, Boston (1853). with frontispiece and six tissue-guarded illustrations by Hammatt Billings, engraved in wood by William J. Baker

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales, For Girls And Boys. Ticknor, Reed and Fields, Boston (1853). Being A Second Wonder-Book; Tanglewood Tales includes The Minotaur, The Pygmies, The Dragons Teeth, Circes Palace, The Pomegranate Seeds and The Golden Fleece; 3000 copies; Illustrated with additional engraved title page and six engraved plates; First edition, first printing, Boston Stereotype Foundry only on copyright page.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Mosses from an Old Manse. Ticknor and Fields, Boston (1854). 2 volumes; New Edition, Carefully Revised by the Author.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Marble Faun. Ticknor and Fields, Boston (1860). or, the Romance Monte Beni (Vol. I and II); First American edition. Preface precedes Contents and for versus on on p. 225, line 22, in vol. 1.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Weal-Reaf. Charles W. Swasey, Salem (1860). A Record of the Essex Institute fair, held at Salem, Sept. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, with two supplementary numbers, Sept. 10, 11.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Transformation. Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig (1860). or, the Romance of Monte Beni; Illustrated with sixty albumen photograph after scenery, art, portraits and street scenes of Italy; 3 volumes.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Our Old Home. Ticknor and Fields, Boston (1863). A Series of English Sketches; First-state myterious error on page 145; 3,500 copies were printed

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE SNOW IMAGE. James G. Gregory, New York (1864). Illustrations by Marcus Waterman

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Passages from the American Note-Books. Ticknor and Fields, Boston (1868). 1st issue (Ticknor and Co. at bottom of each spine); 2 volumes; 1500 copies were printed on October 9th, and an additional 500 on October 28th; all 2000 copies were then published on November 11th.

Hawthorne, Sophia. Passages from the English Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Strahan And Company, London (1870). 2 volumes; 1500 copies.

Una Hawthorne. Passages from the French and Italian Note-Books of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Strahan and Co., London (1871). 2 volumes; First edition (preceding the American edition by about 4 months).

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. PASSAGES FROM THE FRENCH AND ITALIAN NOTEBOOKS. James Osgood, Boston (1872). 2 volumes; 1500 copies; First American edition.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Septimus Felton. Osgood, Boston (1872). or The Elixir of Life; First Printing, with t instead of It on page 42; 3000 copies.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Nathaniel Hawthornes Tales. George Bell And Sons, London (1878). 2 volumes; Vol I contains Twice Told Tales, Snow Image and Other Tales; Vol II contains The House with the Seven Gables, and The Scarlet Letter.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE WORKS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. Riverside Press, Cambridge (1882). 15 Volumes; introductory notes by George Parsons Lathrop; illustrated with etchings and engravings on steel, gilt edged top; Volume 1: Twice Told Tales 2: Mosses from an Old Manse 3: House of the Seven Gables and the Snow Image and other twice told tales 4: A Wonder Book, Tanglewood Tales. Grandfathers Chair 5: The Scarlet Letter and the Blithedale Romance; 6 The Marble Faun or the Romance of Monte Beni; 7: Our Old Home and English Note Books Part 1; 8: Our Old Home and English Note books Part 2; 9: Passages from the American Note Books; 10: Passages from the French and Italian Note Books; 11: The Dolliver Romance Fanshawe, Septimius Felton with an Appendix containing The Ancestral Footstep; 12: Tales, Sketches, and Other Papers with a Biographical Sketch by George Parsons Lathrop; 13: Doctor Grimshawes Secret, A Romance edited with preface and notes by Julian Hawthorne; 14: Nathaniel Hawthorn and his Wife A biography by Julian Hawthorne; 15: Nathaniel Hawthorn and his Wife A biography by Julian Hawthorne

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Doctor Grimshawes Secret. James R. Osgood and Co., Boston (1883). A Romance; Edited, with Preface and Notes by Julian Hawthorne

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Kegan Paul, Trench and Company, London (1883). Lathrop, George Parsons (editor); UK issue of Riverside Edition; reproductions of etchings by Blum, Church, Dielman, Gifford, Shirlaw and Turner.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Riverside Press, Cambridge (1883).

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston (1887).

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Houghton, Mifflin, Boston (1888).

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The marble faun. Riverside Press, Cambridge (1889). Or the romance of Monte Beni; steel-engraved frontispiece portrait and 50 photographic plates on heavy paper with red-printed tissue guards; 150 COPIES; 2 volumes; Designs by Sarah Whitman.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1890).

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Marble Faun. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1890). or the Romance of Monte Beni; Beautifully illustrated with 49 b/w photogravures of Italy; 2 volumes.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. OUR OLD HOME. Riverside Press, Cambridge (1891). Illustrated with photogravure frontispieces and plates printed by Elson and Co, mainly from photographs; 250 copies; 2 volumes.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Riverside Press, Boston (1891).

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1892). Contents: The Gorgons head; The golden touch; The paradise of children; The three golden apples; The miraculous pitcher; The Chimaera; with 60 Designs by Walter Crane; 250 copies.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Houghton, Mifflin, Boston (1892). Illustrated by F.O.C. Darley.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Wonderbook for Girls and Boys. Riverside Press, Cambridge (1893). 250 copies; With sixty designs by Walter Crane including 19 full page colour plates; Contains The Gorgons Head, The Chimaera and The Golden Touch

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Works. Riverside Press, New York (1894).

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Bliss Sands and Co, London (1896). title page designed by Richard Mather

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston (1898).

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Writings Of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1900). Smith, Jessie Willcox; Yohn, F.C; Ayers, Mary and Others; The Scarlet Letter, Our Old Home, Tanglewood Tales, The House of the Seven Gables, A Wonder-Book, etc; 22 volumes; Illustrated with portraits, facsimiles, and drawings by Alice Barber Stephens and others; 500 copies.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Hawthorne's Romances. T. Y. Crowell and Co., New York (1902). 14 volumes complete; Includes, The Marble Faun, Volumes I and II; Grandfathers Chair; Fanshawe, A Tale; The Blithedale Romance; The Snow Image; Tanglewood Tales; A Wonder Book; The House of the Seven Gables; The Scarlet Letter; Mosses from an Old Manse, Volumes I and II; and Twice Told Tales, Volumes I and II.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Privately Printed, New York (1904). A Romance; Illustrated with 15 plates in two states, colored and uncolored by A. Robandi and C. Graham; 30 plates in all; 125 copies on Imperial Japan paper

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. WONDER BOOK AND TANGLEWOOD TALES. Duffield and Company, New York (1910). for Boys and Girls; Illustrations by Maxfield Parrish

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. HAWTHORNE'S WONDERBOOK. Hodder and Stoughton, London (1916). 16 tipped in colour plates with captioned tissue guards + 8 colour illusrations and 20 b/w line drawings; illustrated by Arthur Rackham; Includes The Gorgons Head, The Golden Touch, The Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher and The Chimaera.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Tanglewood Tales. Hodder and Stoughton, London (1918). Illustrated throughout with 14 tipped-in color plates by Dulac; Uniform Title: Tanglewood Tales for Girls and Boys; 500 copies; Summary: Adaptations of Greek myths: The Minotaur, The Pygmies, The Dragonís Teeth, Circeís Palace, The Pomegranate seeds, and The Golden Fleece

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Hodder and Stoughton, London (1920). Tipped in colour frontis and 30 other colour plates by Hugh Thomson