Nathaniel Hawthorne, Life of Franklin Pierce, 1st ed.
An Unusual Mashup of Literature and Politics,
From the Author of The Scarlet Letter
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Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote this campaign biography, Life of Franklin Pierce, at the urging of his Bowdoin College classmate and long-time friend, presidential candidate Franklin Pierce.
Orig. decorated bds. with gilt-lettered spine. Lt. soil; persistent spotting on top of upper margin and occasionally at outer margin; else very good plus.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. LIFE OF FRANKLIN PIERCE. Boston: 1852. 1st ed., being the earliest edition with inserted 4-page advertisement in the front dated “July 1852″; 144p., ft.(port). Earliest state of the binding; frontispiece with tissue guard (foxed).