THE AUTOGRAPH EDITION OF HAWTHORNE’S WORKS, SPLENDIDLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS HAND-COLORED PLATES,WITH AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT SIGNED BY HAWTHORNE
HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Works. Boston and New York, 1900. Twenty-two volumes.
The Autograph Edition of Hawthorne’s Works, number 299 of only 500 copies signed by both Hawthorne’s daughter, Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, and the publisher. One of only a select number of sets issued with a Custom House document signed by Hawthorne bound into Volume I. This is also one of only five sets splendidly bound by the Riverside Press in an elaborate Roger Payne-style morocco-gilt binding, and one of a select number of sets with frontispieces in double suite, each one beautifully hand-colored and signed by the artist, including such noted illustrators as Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle and Childe Hassam. $18,000.