The Marble Faun or The Romance of Monte Beni by Nathaniel Hawthorne Illustrated with Photogravures 2 Volume Set 1890 Edition with cloth dustwrappers in original Slipcase

Hawthorne, Nathaniel


Place Published: b&w plates
Edition: 1st thus
Date Published: 1890
Illustrator: b&w plates
Size: 2 volumes 8vo

Illustrated edition of Hawthorne’s The Marble Faun, with numerous full-page photogravures with titled tissue-guards; in the 19th Century Hawthorne’s romance was employed by readers as a virtual cultural guide to Rome, and many collected photographs and prints which they interleaved in the pages of the book; the publishers thus prepared the current illustrated edition which includes photogravures of fifty subjects, architectural sites, statues, paintings, etc; half white cloth with red cloth sides, gilt decorations to sides, gilt titling to spines, top edge gilt; this copy in the scarce original format, with unprinted red cloth dustwrappers, red silk bookmarks, and housed in a slipcase with titling to top side; volume i with dampstain to head of spine, vol ii with minor dampstain to tail of spine; both volumes with former owner’s name to front endpaper, medium-heavy tanning to endpapers, prelims and text block, scattered foxing, some offset from plates, o.w. G-VG throughout; dustwrappers sunned and spotted to spines, o.w. Good; slipcase rubbed and scuffed, and with some worn patches.

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