New York: The Modern Library GIANT G37, 1950's. First Edition Thus. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Thick 8vo, dark red cloth with black label & gold lettering plus running torchbearer seal on front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial bowder blue dust jacket (unclipped) with central oval showing a 17th century New England harbor scene, publisher's black topstain, xv, [xvi] + 1223 pages &  Ads. Fine / Fine. Item #5760
OMNIBUS EDITION with all Hawthorne's novels and several short stories.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 –1864) was a major American novelist, darkly romantic, and short story writer.
Many of his works wrestle with New England Puritanism. featuring moral metaphors with an anti-Puritan inspiration.
SUPERIOR CONDITION internally & externally! Unusually Fine minimally worn unclipped dust jacket has a few minute edge nicks.
The the copyright page gives a date for the first edition of 1937, and Toledano's Modern Library guide indicates that the pictorial front of the dj is typical of the 1930's [e.e., 1937ff.]; more importantly, the dj's rear panel was created from 1954-60 (pp. 118-19, 133, *170, *178). We thus date this copy to the later 1950's.