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([New York]: William Sloane Associates, [1949]), A classic biographical work on Hawthorne, his writing and his era from the publisher's 'American Men of Letters Series'. Viking Penguin reprinted this title in paperback on several occasions, but this, the original and only hardcover edition, is far more uncommon. First Edition, first printing. With the famed Charles Osgood portrait of Hawthorne reproduced in black and white as frontispiece. 8vo, publisher's red cloth lettered in gilt on the upper cover and spine. 285pp. A near fine copy with the spine just a touch faded.

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