Doctor Grimshaw's Secret Large Paper Edition Of 250

By: Nathanial Hawthorne21059

Price: $135.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Large paper limited edition # 125/250. Brown cloth with paper label. Frontis and also impressed small picture on title page. R, 4 page facsimile of original manuscript. Edited, with Prefaces and Notes, by Julian Hawthorne. Text edges uncut and so have accumulated dust soiling over the years. Paper over board. Solid and copntents clean. Has been protected in a later home made paper dust jacket and so is still fresh appearing. This is an actual first edition and is not a reprint, although, strictly speaking, the large paper editions was printed some 10 month safter the book's original appearance.. Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote Doctor Grimshawe's Secret in 1861, but he never considered the work finished and did not publish it before his death. It was published posthumously in 1883, by Hawthorne's son, Julian. Doctor Grimshawe's Secret, according to literature historians, contains more autobiographical material than any of Hawthornes other writings. One of the principal topics is Hawthorne's unresolved feelings about his childhood guardian, whose character is represented by Dr. Grimshawe, a spider-cultivating eccentric. The central motif (i. E. , the secret) of the book is an all-encompassing spider web. Special paper, according to BAL was actually printed after the regualar edition. The large paper is much less common than the regularly printed 1st edition. Provenance Muller bookplate

Title: Doctor Grimshaw's Secret Large Paper Edition Of 250

Author Name: Nathanial Hawthorne21059

Categories: LARGE Paper,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, James R Osgood: 1883

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 39376