HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel (author). Hugh THOMSON (illustrator). The Scarlet Letter. London, Methuen & Company Limited. .
4to. Original mid blue cloth elaborately gilt to spine and upper cover, top edges gilt, others uncut; pp. xii + 296; illustrated with 31 mounted coloured plates by Thomson protected by tissue-guards; externally bright, internally clean with all plates in fine state and mild offset browning to half-title, a little light and sporadic foxing, and some toning and speckling to uncut fore-, and lower, edges.
First edition illustrated by this artist and one of his more elusive titles.