Lot 120 of 302:
Horatio Bridge edited by Nathaniel Hawthorne  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
Journal of an African Cruiser

Author:
[Bridge, Horatio]

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Wiley and Putnam

Date:
1845

Description:

Two volumes in one. Edited by Nathaniel Hawthorne. (8vo) 17.9x11.2 cm (7x4½"), contemporary black quarter morocco over marbled paper, gilt lettering; marbled endpapers. First Edition, First Printing.

Bound with:

  • Lamartine, Alphonse de. Raphael; or, Pages of the Book of Life at Twenty. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849

African Cruiser inscribed by Bridge on the half title. 

Inscription reads "Miss Woodbury / With the Compliments [of] / The Author." The "of" was shaved by the binder. Miss Woodbury was Virginia L. Woodbury, as she has signed her name on the title page of the Lamartine title and dated it January 19, 1850. She was almost certainly one of the four daughters of Levi Woodbury (1789-1851), the prominent New Hampshire politician and later Supreme Court Justice. Live Woodbury as secretary of the treasury approved Hawthorne's appointment to the post of measurer at th Boston Custom House in 1839. Horatio Bridge's importance to Hawthorne's literary career and their friendship has been well documented.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Edges rubbed; some light foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
308689
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.

 

Terms and conditions

CONTRACTS

All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.

BUYER'S PREMIUM

A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.

ONLINE BIDDING

The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.