The Scarlet Letter

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (1850) is considered the American author Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'masterwork.' A work of historical fiction set in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the Puritan settlement of 1642-1949 itells the story of Hester Prynne, who after having a child as a result of an extra-marital affair attempts to live a life of repentance and dignity although she is marked by having to wear a Scarlett A on her person. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.

The Scarlett Letter was one of the first mass-produced novels in the United States, prior printing of books generally done by hand. The 2,500 copies first printed sold out in days, and the mass-production of books opened up conversation about books and authors to a wider-audience on a national level. The first edition of The Scarlet Letter sold out in ten days and “made Hawthorne’s fame, changed his fortune and gave to our literature its first symbolic novel a year before the appearance of Melville’s Moby-Dick” (Bradley). Although an instant best-seller, the books sales over fourteen years only brought the author $1500.

First Edition Identification and Notes

First edition published by Ticknor, Reeds and Fields, in Boston 1850. Main first edition marker is "reduplicate" instead of "repudiate" on page 21 Four page publisher's adverts at front dated March 1, 1850 and preceding the free end paper. The brown T-cloth favored by Ticknor & Fields is famous for becoming brittle with age, and cracking or fraying at the spine tips. First editions can run upwards of $20,000.

The second edition adds a preface and has a Metcalf imprint on verso of title-page. The third printing has the same preface but has a Hobart & Robbins imprint on verso of title-page.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

From Abaa.org Checklist of Hawthorne's first and major editions: 

A note of caution is warranted for this book: Like so many landmark works of literature, this book has been a favorite target of forgers for nearly a century and copies of the second edition are found posing as first editions (with the preface cleverly excised), and copies of first edition sheets are often found recased in the identical bindings that were used on the second, third and later printings.  Prices vary widely with condition, and Hawthorne collectors must compete with "highspot collectors" but most copies in very good unrepaired condition fetch $5,000 or more, and a fine copy can bring more than double that much. A nice copy of the second edition should be under $1,000. -

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Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields,, 1850. Finely bound with the advertisements dated "March 1, 1850" First edition, first issue: with the advertisements dated "March 1, 1850" and the misprint "reduplicate" for "repudiate" at line 20 page 21. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to… Read more
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THE SCARLET LETTER A ROMANCE

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1850. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. Original blind-stamped brown cloth. First Edition, only printing, of one of the greatest works of American literature -- "the old story of the girl who loved not wisely but too well, set in the stark background of Puritan New England" [Johnson]. While the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale struggles for years with… Read more
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New York: John B. Alden, 1892. Very good. Gilded Age edition in an elaborately constructed vernacular dust jacket, with an original watercolor painted onto the front panel, and incorporating silk ribbons. Though somewhat out of favor with critics after the Civil War, Hawthorne's star rose again in the last quarter of the 19th century in part due to… Read more
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New York, Privately Printed, 1904., 1904. Large 8vo. Illustrated with 15 plates in two states, colored and uncolored by A. Robandi and C. Graham; 30 plates in all. Full contemporary red morocco with elaborate gilt stamped design of scrolling, small flowers and ruling; marbled endpapers. Fine. Bookplate of . on the front pastedown. One of 125 copies on Imperial Japan… Read more
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The Scarlet Letter

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David Bogue, 1851. Very Good. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. London: David Bogue, 1851. 1st British Edition. 320pp. 12mo. Scarlet cloth. Book condition: Very good with bumping and rubbing and exposed corners. Spine is slightly rolled. Covers lightly soiled and worn. Remnant of original spine overlaid on rebacking. Boards exposed and cloth slightly split where rebacking meets original… Read more
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A Medicine for Melancholy

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London: Charles Clarke. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated by Miss M.E. Dear. 8vo, 1/2 red leather, marbled end-papers, gilt spine with leather labels. London: Charles Clarke, n.d. (ca. 1860). First illustrated edition.<br/><br/>
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The Scarlet Letter

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Boston: Samuel Cassino, 1892. hardcover. near fine. Many illustrations by H.P. Barnes. 2 volumes, 8vo, bound in 3/4 blue polished calf, ornately gilt spines, burgundy leather spine labels, marbled boards, top edges gilt. Boston: Samuel Cassino, 1892. Near Fine.<br/><br/>
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The Scarlet Letter

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THE SCARLET LETTER, A ROMANCE (2ND EDITION)

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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1851
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Boston, MA: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields. VG/NONE; Hardback in Very Good condition without dust jacket.. 1851. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages; Stain to upper corner of approximately the first 50 pages; book spine repaired. .
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The Scarlet Letter, A Romance

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Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. Second Edition First Issue. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. A Very Good copy in embossed full brown leather lettered and decorated in gold at the spine, marbled endpapers. An apparently mid-twentieth century binding. Small owner's name/address label from the US Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, no other marks. Hobart & Robbins on the… Read more
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New York: Privately Printed, 1904. First edition thus. In the original French-style parchment paperwraps. One of only 125 copies printed on Japanese imperial paper (one additional copy was printed on vellum). Illustrated with 30 plates, including frontispiece, being 15 illustrations each presented in a colored and uncolored version. One section starting resulting in a near split at spine which… Read more
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THE SCARLET LETTER.

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

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Maxwell's Bookmark
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First illustrated edition.
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AU$565.88

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4to. Custom half leather binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with blue leather spine & fore edges, blue cloth covered boards. Raised bands, tooled in gilt. Top edge gilt. Marbled end papers. Original blue cloth binding material bound in at rear of book. First illustrated edition. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. Minor fading to hinges, some… Read more
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The Scarlet Letter.

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel.

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The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA
Published
1904.
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Fine in cloth chemise.
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One of 125 copies.
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AU$495.15

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Privately Printed, New York: 1904. One of 125 copies. Fine in cloth chemise. Fifteen full page illustrations by A. Robaudi & C. Graham each in two states, hand-colored and black & white. Original stiff wrappers in tissue dust jacket.
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The Scarlet Letter

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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curtis paul books inc.
Published
1904
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Very Good+ with no dust jacket
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AU$495.13

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NY: Privately Printed. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1904. Hardcover. Three-quarter leather with cloth, hubbed spine/gilt, TEG, marbled endpages. Limited to 125 copies on Japanese imperial paper. Outer hinge cracked, light edge wear. Scattered foxing. 15 original color illustrations. Unmarked, tight binding. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .
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The Scarlet Letter.

by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel.

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Peter Harrington
Published
1992
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AU$435.24

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London, Everyman's Library,, 1992. A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1850. Octavo. Hand bound in full black morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. Fine.
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The Scarlet Letter

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Walter Trach, Bookseller
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As New
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AU$389.75

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Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library Burgundy leather book, gilt designs and lettering to spine, four raised bands, all gilt edges and ribbon marker is in the publisher's shrinkwrap and is tight, bright, and clean with no markings/inscriptions. Minimal bumping, rubbing, soiling - shelfwear.. Full-Leather. As New/No Jacket, As Issued.
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THE SCARLET LETTER Franklin Library

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Rare Book Cellar
Published
1976
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
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AU$389.00

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Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. 1976. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; A Limited Edition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders… Read more
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THE SCARLET LETTER Easton Press

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Rare Book Cellar
Published
1975
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First Edition; First Printing
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AU$388.99

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Westport, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1975. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. SEALED in the original SHRINK WRAP As New, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Mint. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders… Read more
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The Scarlet Letter

by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel [illustr. Hugh THOMSON]

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Adrian Harrington Rare Books
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London: Methuen and co., 1920. First Thomson Illustrated Edition. Bound in recent red half morocco over red cloth, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Profusely illustrated with 32 tipped in colour plates. Publisher's original cloth front board and spine bound in at rear. Binding is tight and shows no signs of wear. Internally clean, with no signs… Read more
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