Peter Parley’s Universal History, the Hogan-Prescott copy
HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL and ELIZABETH MANNING HAWTHORNE, eds. Peter Parley’s Universal History, on the Basis of Geography
Boston: American Stationers’ Company and John B. Russell, 1837
Two volumes. Original brown cloth, spine and baords gilt. Minor wear. An excellent set. Half morocco case.
A lovely copy of the first edition, from the celebrated libraries of Frank Hogan and Marjorie Wiggin Prescott.
Nathaniel Hawthorne and his sister Elizabeth edited this Peter Parley volume for S. G. Goodrich, who had published many of the author’s early tales in his literary annual The Token.
The present copy is Clark’s second printing, as usual, with volume designations added to the first page of signatures. Uncommon at auction: only three copies of this title are recorded in RBH in the past 30 years, all second printings.
BAL 7582; Clark A3.1b.