THE PORTABLE HAWTHORNE.
Edition: First printing.
New York: The Viking Press, 1948. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes the complete text of "The Scarlet Letter" and self-contained selections from three other novels (The House of the Seven Gables, The Marble Faun, and The Dolliver Romance), 13 stories, "passages from his "Notebooks". plus unexpurgated sections from his original journals and a biograpical arrangement of his letters. Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Malcolm Cowley. Viking Portable Library #38. Short bibliography. vi, 634 pp. Small format.
Condition: Very good+ in light green cloth in very good- dust jacket. (corners slightly bumped, edgewear and internal tape repairs to dj). Despite the flaws, this is quite uncommon in the first printing in dustjacket.