Septimius Felton: or, The Elixir of Life, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Published in 1872 by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston.
First Edition, First State.
Green cloth cover with gold-gilt and black inlay.
With a bit of pop and flair, and bit of wear, this Septimius Felton is in Fair/Good antiquarian condition.
Some fading of gilt and lettering on spine. Gilt on cover remains nicely bright and clear.
Rubbing to spine joint by front cover, and on edges or book. Some fraying over the top and bottom of spine. Bumping to all board corners with exposure of the board in the bottom right corner of the cover. (Please see photos).
This particular book will make a beautiful face-forward display copy on a Hawthorne collector's shelf.