Compositions in Outline from Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

Illustrated by Felix Octavius Carr Darley (American, 1822–1888), Author Nathaniel Hawthorne (American, 1804–1864), Publisher Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (American, founded in 1880), Printer Heliotype Printing Co., Boston, Printer Riverside Press (American, founded in 1852)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 37 x 46.5 x 1.5 cm (14 9/16 x 18 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 12 photomechanical heliotypes

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company [1880]) 37 cm; [16 ff.], plus 12 pls.; original publisher’s printed dark tan embossed paper wrappers.

Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company [1880]


Hotchkiss School Library, Sharon Connecticut; R. W. Smith Bookseller, New Haven CT, from whom purchased by MFA, June 9, 1982.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund