The Weal-Reaf. A Record of the Essex Institute Fair, Held at Salem, Sept. 4,5,6,7,8, with Two Supplementary Numbers, Sept. 10, 11, 1860. 4 and no. 3, p. 24. HAWTHORNE.

The Weal-Reaf. A Record of the Essex Institute Fair, Held at Salem, Sept. 4,5,6,7,8, with Two Supplementary Numbers, Sept. 10, 11, 1860. 4 and no. 3, p. 24.

[Salem, MA]: Charles W. Swasey, 1860. First Edition. Square octavo. Eight original issues (the complete run) plus the Prospectus, comprising seven regular (daily) numbers and the Extra. A bright, unworn set all in original wrappers, Near Fine.

First appearance of "A Letter from Hawthorne," in No. 2. Other contributions by G.W. Curtis, Fitch Poole, C.M Tracy; others. An early owner has lightly annotated several of the anonymous entries, supplying the author's name. An extremely ephemeral publication, published daily during the duration of the 1860 Essex Fair. BAL 7623.

Price: $600.00

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