Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) “The Scarlet Letter, a Romance.” Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. Octavo, first edition, first issue, with the word “reduplicate” on page 21, and four pages of ads; small mark on the title and three spots in the text, contents otherwise good; modern scarlet morocco, a.e.g., inner gilt dentelles and spine, very good; BAL 7600; 4 1/2 x 7 in. $1,200. Photo courtesy Skinner, Inc., www.skinnerinc.com.