HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. 1804-1864.
The Gentle Boy: a Thrice Told Tale. Boston: Weeks, 1839. Oblong 4to (245 x 320 mm).
20 pp. Engraved frontispiece after drawing by Sarah A. Peabody present in duplicate. Modern cloth with original printed wrappers bound in. Foxing, library marks to cloth.
Provenance: Susan Bailey (presentation inscription dated 1839).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE ILLUSTRATOR AND HAWTHORNE'S FIANCÉE. Sophia Peabody [1809-1871] was a Bostonian artist and transcendentalist whom Hawthorne married in 1842. BAL 7587.