The Scarlet Letter


This antique hardcover book is bound in brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine and etched designs on the cover. Edges are worn, corners a bit bumped; spine chipped. Heaviest edgewear along bottom of covers. Binding generally tight, a few signatures are loose. Inscriptions on front inner board and front endpaper, some remnant of labels as well. Fair condition. This second edition includes an introduction from the author, and "The Custom-House" as a preface to the novel. No advertisements at front of book. Four pages of Ticknor and Fields advertisements at rear. 307 pages, approx. 5"x7".



  • The Scarlet Letter
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Ticknor and Fields, 1855