Septimus Felton or The Elixir of Life. Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Septimus Felton or The Elixir of Life

Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp. (iv), 229, (i) and an ad leaf; decorated blue cloth with black rules and lettered in gilt; minor edge wear;. Very good. Item #12943

First edition, first state. BAL #7638,  First state noted by the dropped "I" in "It", line 18 on page 42; Posthumously published and edited by Una Hawthorne and Robert Browning.  There were only 3000 copies printed. Hawthorne explores some gothic themes and "Felton" became a Bleiler item; The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 779. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-79.

Price: $200.00

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