Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1852. First edition, first printing with 4 pages of publisher's ads dated January 1852 inserted at front. The final collection of stories to be released in his lifetime. Fifteen stories, with the first three being first appearances--the title story, "Main-Street" and "The Great Stone Face." Foxing to ad leaves and the occasional minor stain but otherwise interior is bright and clean. Fragile cloth at spine ends stiffened with scant 1/8" loss at base. Few tiny spots where boards exposed, otherwise about very good.