31 Hawthorne Stories in a Long Run of The Token
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. A Fine Run of The Token; A Christmas and New Year’s Present
Edited by S.G. Goodrich. Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1831-38
Six volumes. Original embossed leather bindings. Some wear and foxing, but generally very good.
The Token was the longest-lived and greatest of the American literary annuals of the 1830s and 1840s. Publishers solicited stories and poems by the leading American authors and packaged them in fine bindings and engravings for the holiday market. Hawthone was among the most prolific contributors. These six volumes contains a total of 31 Hawthorne contributions as follows: 1831 (4 by Hawthorne), 1832 (6), 1833 (5), 1836 (3), 1837 (8), and 1838 (5).
Other contributors include Oliver Wendell Holmes, Lydia H. Sigourney, Hannah Gould,
Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Sarah J. Hale, and Sarah Helen Whitman.