Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, , 1852 with 1851 copyright, A Very Good Hardcover.
Full leather with four spine bands; titles in red and black bands; marbled text block and endpages. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with three corners lightly rubbed. Some pages have professional paper repair the preface pages. Some of which have age-darkened. 12mo; 7 inches tall; 273 pages.
Very Good / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #013787
A collection of short stories, 17 in all. 1852 with 1851 copyright. No ads with Hobard & Roberts on copyright page. Not a first printing but published in the same year.
Contents with the original publication dates : Preface (1852); The Snow-Image (1850); The Great Stone Face (1850); Main-street (1849); Ethan Brand (1850); A Bell's Biography (1837); Sylph Etherege (1838); The Canterbury Pilgrims (1833); Old News (1835); The Man of Adamant (1837) The Devil in Manuscript (1835); John Inglefield's Thanksgiving (1840) Old Ticonderoga" (1836); The Wives of the Dead" (1832); Little Daffydowndilly (1843); My Kinsman, Major Molineux (1832)
Ref Bleiler, 145; Wright, 1140