Very Good. Item #6556
Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. First American Edition. Octavo. 216 pages + 48 p. of advertisements. Blindstamped brown cloth with spine in gilt.
Frayed at spine ends with closed tears to rear joint at top and bottom, but boards remain firmly attached and binding sound. Bookseller ticket (L.W. Hall, Book-seller, Syracuse) to front pastedown and ownership inscription to front free endpaper. A robust publisher's catalog at rear includes an ad for The Scarlet Letter, recently published and in its 5th thousandth.