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COOPER, James Fenimore]

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Item Description: Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1826. Hardcover. First Edition. The true First Edition of this classic and very scarce. Two duodecimo (4-1/2" x 7-11/16") volumes professionally bound, one volume retaining the original boards and the other in recent boards that closely resemble the original, with new spines and paper spine labels, complete with all endpapers and blanks, top edge trimmed: -, -282, blank leaf; , -289, 2 blank leaves. Will all correct issue points: Volume I: pagination present on page 71, page 89 misnumbered 93, chapter XVI misnumbered XIV; Volume II: State A of the copyright notice. This copy has the final "i" is present on page vii in Volume I, but BAL 3833 states that "examination suggests that the folio was correctly set and the 'i' may have dropped out during the printing. Sequence not determined." Grolier One Hundred Influential American Books, 34: "This is the . most famous of the Leatherstocking Tales, and the first in which the scout Natty Bumppo was made the symbol of all that was wise, heroic and romantic in the lives and characters of the white men who made the American wilderness their home."; Johnson: High Spots of American Literature, pp. 24-25; Spiller & Blackburn 7. This book deals specifically with the 1757 Anglo-French War and particularly the aftermath of the Huron massacre. Contemporary bookplate of William H. Groome on the front pastedown of the second volume, along with an early twentieth century bookseller label, with Groome's name written on the verso of the title page of the first volume and on the recto of the blank following the title page of the second volume, both dated 1826. William H. Groome was from Easton, Maryland, served in the War of 1812, and was a pew holder at the Old Marsh Church. Rather light dampstaining to the outer margins of some pages at the beginning and end of each volume; moderate foxing throughout. An attractive example of this American literary landmark. Bookseller Inventory # 016420

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Cooper, James Fenimore

Published by H.C. Carey & I. Lea, Philadelphia (1826)

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Item Description: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, Philadelphia, 1826. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE IN ORIGINAL BOARDS of Copper's masterpiece, one of the most celebrated works of American literature. The Last of the Mohicans is "the most famous of the Leatherstocking Tales, and the first in which the scout Natty Bumppo was made the symbol of all that was wise, heroic and romantic in the lives and characters of the white men who made the American wilderness their home. The novel glorified for many generations of readers, in England, France, Russia, and at home, some aspects of American life that were unique to our cultural history" (Grolier's One Hundred Influential American Books, 34). Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826. Octavo, original paper boards rebacked in paper with paper labels; uncut; custom half-leather box. Two volumes. With p. 89 misnumbered 93, Chapter XVI numbered XIV in vol 1 (p.243); State A of vol 2 with "a Book" in the fifth line of copyright notice; with "i" in folio vii present in vol 1. BAL 3833. Early owner signatures, evidence of bookplates removed on front pastedowns. Moderate foxing to a few gatherings. A rare uncut copy in original paper boards. Bookseller Inventory # 758

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Cooper, James Fenimore

Published by H. C. Carey & I. Lea, Philadelphia (1826)

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Item Description: H. C. Carey & I. Lea, Philadelphia, 1826. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition; First Printing. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; The Last of the Mohicans; a Narrative of 1757. By the Author of "The Pioneers. " Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826 2vols. 12mo. Volume One: title, copyright on verso + iii-xi, Preface + [i] blank + 2-282 + [2] blank, two front end papers partially adhering to each other. Volume Two: the blank conjugate of the title leaf is excised as noted in BAL. Blank + title, copyright on verso + 2-289 + [1] blank. Line 5 of copyright "a Book" is state B with priority undetermined. All points per BAL, page 89 of volume one is mispaged 93 and Chapter XVI on page [243] is printed as Chapter XIV. Page vii contains the final i. Bound in contemporary full brown calf leather. Front cover of Volume I detached but present. Very occasional modest foxing. All leaves present except that volume II is lacking pages 91-97, 283-9. Volume II also has 3 end blanks rather than the one that is called for. The insides of both front covers have scrapes where book plates have been removed. A difficult bit of early Americana in collectible condition. Somewhat similar copies were recently estimated by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers at $20,000 to $30,000 and are currently listed at $37,000. ; 0. Bookseller Inventory # 24386

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Item Description: New-York Published by Charles Wiley, 1823. Uniformly Bound Set of "Leather-Stocking Tales" First Editions COOPER, James Fenimore. [Five First Editions].New York and Philadelphia, 1823-1841. All volumes uniformly bound in full modern mottled calf by Bennett, N.Y. Spines lettered and ruled in gilt. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Housed together in a cloth slipcase. Overall a very good set with just a few minor cases of shelfwear. Ten twelvemo volumes (6 7/8 x 4 3/16 inches; 175 x 106 mm). {Comprising]: The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale. New-York: Published by Charles Wiley, 1823. First edition. Volume I with the Clayton imprint on the title page but with text consistent to the Seymore imprint. First state of volume II with page number 329 on left side. Two sixteenmo volumes. xi, [1, blank], 275, [1, blank]; [2], [5]-329, [1, blank] pp. With half-titles and note on errata in volume II. Front hinge of the first volume expertly repaired. Some dampstaining to the first few pages of each volume. Previous owner's old ink signature on first few pages of volume II. In volume II, page 217, lacking a corner slightly affecting text, and page 228, corner repaired but with no loss of text. Some minor staining throughout volume II. [and]: [COOPER, James Fenimore]. The Last of the Mohicans. A Narrative of 1757. By the Author of "The Pioneers." Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826. First edition, first issue with the following issue points: Vol. I: pagination present on page 71, page 89 misnumbered 93, chapter XVI misnumbered XIV and the final "i" is present on page vii, (in some copies it is numbered "vi"; BAL states that "examination suggests that the folio was correctly set and the 'i' may have dropped out during the printing," the sequence of states has not been established). State A of Volume II (sequence of states not determined) with "a Book" in the fifth line of the copyright notice. [i]-xi, [1, blank], 282; [2], 289, [1, blank] pp. Without two blanks. Title -page of volume I has been washed in an attempt to eliminate previous owner's name. Some dark toning to preliminaries. A small streak of a dark brown stain on pages 259-264. Head cap of volume I a bit chipped. Title-page of volume II with a number of small professionally repaired closed tears. Some toning and staining throughout. [and]: [COOPER, James Fenimore]. The Prairie; A Tale. By the Author of The "Pioneers and the Last of the Mohicans." Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1827. First American edition. [v]-xi, [1, blank], [13]- 252; [1]-276. Some toning and dampstaining to both volumes, mainly to preliminaries. Some rubbing to the text of the copyright notice in volume I. Some large marginal repairs to title-page and first text page and final of volume II, not affecting text an first two leaves and barely affecting text on last leaf. [and]: [COOPER, James Fenimore]. The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1840. First American Edition, first state of volume I with the imprints in the middle of page [2] and no copyright notice. [2, blank], [1-2]3[iv]13-240; [1-2]3-233, [1, blank] pp. (Correct collation.) Without one blank. Title-pages of each volume with dampstaining in an attempt to wash off previous owner's old ink signatures. A bit of minor foxing throughout. [and]: COOPER, James Fenimore. The Deerslayer: or, The First War-Path. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. First edition. Two twelvemo volumes. [v], [6]-7,viii-xi[xii]13-267, [1,blank]; [3]4-282 pp. without one blank. Occasional foxing and tex may have been washed. BAL 3829, 3833. Spiller & Blackburn, 3. HBS 65766. $10,000. Bookseller Inventory # 65766

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Cooper, James Fenimore

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Item Description: 1826. [in the original boards] A Narrative of 1757. By the Author of "The Spy," "The Pilot," "The Pioneers," &c. &c. In Three Volumes. London: John Miller, 1826. Original drab paper-covered boards with (early but not original) brown paper spines and printed labels. First English Edition, published in three volumes just two months after the two-volume Philadelphia edition. This is the novel for which Cooper is best known today: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS was the second-published of the five "Leather-Stocking Tales," (the series name derived from the nickname of the hero, Natty Bumppo, so-called because of his long deerskin leggings). The first of the five to be published had been THE PIONEERS, in 1823; however, their sequence in terms of plot is THE DEERSLAYER, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, THE PATHFINDER, THE PIONEERS and THE PRAIRIE. The hero, known by the name "Hawk-eye" in this novel, "is shown as a young man approaching the zenith of his skill as a wilderness hunter and scout during the French and Indian Wars. In this best known novel of the saga, Natty as Hawk-eye develops into the epic hero of American literature." [UVa]~These volumes, remarkably, are still uncut in their original paper-covered boards (which were meant to be temporary); at some point (apparently long ago) the spines and labels were aptly restored, as is typically necessary for such fragile bindings. Otherwise the volumes show only minor edge-wear. The first and third volumes are lacking the front free endpaper; the half-title is present only in the second and third volumes, because none was originally provided for the first volume. The leaves still have their original uncut edges, and are unusually free of foxing for paper approaching its 200th year. At the top of each front cover and on the front paste-down of Vol. I is the signature of [Baron] Charles de Nagell (Peerage # 335169), probably the initial owner. See Blanck 3833 (saying that the American edition came out in January and the English in March, noting their sources); UVa (Barrett) 6 (this English edition is noted but is not listed in detail, though the American and French editions are; UVa says that the English edition came out six months after the American edition, but without noting reasons for that statement); Spiller & Blackburn p. 44. Bookseller Inventory # 12642

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COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE.

Published by London: John Miller, 1826 (1826)

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Item Description: London: John Miller, 1826, 1826. First English Edition; three volumes; published about a month later than the Philadelphia edition of the same year. Publisher's paper-covered boards with brown paper spines; joints weak or breaking; some wear and tear; minor page stains, but overall a very good set and rare in original boards. It is typically found contemporarily bound in some combination of leather and boards (the paper-covered publisher's boards were intended to be temporary) or rebound later. Each front board has the ink signature "Ellenborough" and inside each cover is the stamp identifying these as the "Earl of Ellenborough's Heirlooms." The Earl died in 1871 and this noble title died with him. There are half-titles in volumes II and III and a pencil note in an unidentified hand notes that volume I was not issued with one. In a custom cloth slipcase with chemise. Bookseller Inventory # 28835

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COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE.

Published by London: John Miller, 1826 (1826)

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Item Description: London: John Miller, 1826, 1826. First English Edition; published about a month later than the Philadelphia edition; three volumes. Each volume has the bookplate of Robert Hoe and has been bound by the Club Bindery in full green morocco (spines a little browned); top edges gilt; gilt rules on the boards; raised bands; gilt spine decorations. There are half-titles in volumes II and III; volume I was not issued with one. A near fine set. Bookseller Inventory # 31709

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James Fenimore Cooper

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Item Description: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826. Hard Back. Book Condition: Good-. 1st Edition. brown 1/2 leather & marble covered boards Bagged for protection. Good-. rub-through corners, fray spine ends, corner bumps, chips to covers at spine, chips to edges, Paste-on spine title, hinge split front/rear interior, store sticker inside front cover, pencil writing & date (1828) on fly page, foxing interior, Volume II Line 5 of copyright states "a Book" also 3 end blanks are missing. VOLUME 2 ONLY. Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com Orders shipped via USPS. Bookseller Inventory # 301415

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COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE.

Published by John Miller, London (1826)

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Item Description: John Miller, London, 1826. "First English edition published approximately 1 month later than the Philadelphia edition of the same year; 3 vols., 12mo, bound without the half-titles in contemporary half polished tan calf over marbled boards, gilt spines, morocco labels; joints cracked, some rubbing, small piece chipped away from the bottom of vol. II; decent copy in a contemporary binding, completely unrestored. Grolier, American 100, #34 (for the Philadelphia edition): "The second and most famous of the Leatherstocking Tales, and the first in which the scout Natty Bumpo was made the symbol of all that was wise, heroic and romantic " BAL 3833; Spiller & Blackburn, p. 44.". Bookseller Inventory # 20094

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COOPER, James Fenimore.

Published by New York: R. F. Fenno & Company, 1900 (1900)

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Item Description: New York: R. F. Fenno & Company, 1900, 1900. 32 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in recent brown half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, orange and dark brown labels, brown cloth sides, raised bands, top edges gilt, others trimmed. Ownership ink stamps to front fly-leafs of some volumes. Excellent condition. Frontispieces. A very handsomely bound set of the works of James Fenimore Cooper. Bookseller Inventory # 68432

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COOPER, James Fenimore |

Published by London: John Miller, 1826. (1826)

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Item Description: London: John Miller, 1826., 1826. First English EditionWith Half-Titles Present[COOPER, James Fenimore]. The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757. By the Author of "The Spy," "The Pioneers." &c. &c. In Three Volumes. London: John Miller, 1826. First English edition, complete with half-titles in volumes 2 and 3, as issued. Three octavo volumes (6 7/8 x 4 in; 175 x 101 mm). xi, [1], 287, [1]; [4], 276; [4], 295, [1] pp.Contemporary half dark green calf, over marbled boards. Gilt decorated and ornamented spine. Red morocco spine labels. An excellent copy. Housed in a custom-made half green morocco, fleece lined clamshell case."This is the. most famous of the Leatherstocking Tales, and the first in which the scout Natty Bumppo was made the symbol of all that was wise, heroic and romantic in the lives and characters of the white men who made the American wilderness their home. This novel glorified for many generations of readers, in England, France, Russia, and at home, some aspects of American life that were unique to our cultural history" (Grolier 100 Influential American Books, 34)."The writing of The Last of the Mohicans occupied Cooper during most of 1825. He was then living in New York City and enjoying the success inaugurated by The Spy (1821), reinforced by the reception of The Pioneers and The Pilot (1824). Because his publisher (Charles Wiley) was ill and on the verge of bankruptcy, Cooper made overtures to the Philadelphia firm of Carey & Lea, and in January 1826, following Wiley's death, agreed to their proposal to issue a first edition of 5,000 copies and to pay him $5,000."The first English edition of 1250 copies, set from advance sheets forwarded to London as came off the press in Philadelphia, was published by John Miller on March 18" [1826] (Blake Nevins, editor. Leatherstocking Tales, Notes on the Texts. Library of America edition, p. 1334).BAL 3833. Johnson, High Spots of American Literature, pp. 24-25; Spiller & Blackburn 7. Bookseller Inventory # 02130

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COOPER, James Fenimore]

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Item Description: John Miller, London, 1826. Hardcover. First British Edition. Published about a month after the Philadelphia edition of the same year. Three duodecimo (4-1/2" x 7-1/2") volumes bound in recent 3/4 reddish-brown morocco with five raised bands, gilt lettering on the spine, marbled endpapers, top edge trimmed; [12], 287; [2], 276; [2], 295 pages. With the half titles present in the second and third volumes, as issued and usually found lacking. BAL 3833; Grolier One Hundred Influential American Books, 34: "This is the . most famous of the Leatherstocking Tales, and the first in which the scout Natty Bumppo was made the symbol of all that was wise, heroic and romantic in the lives and characters of the white men who made the American wilderness their home. This novel glorified for many generations of readers, in England, France, Russia, and at home, some aspects of American life that were unique to our cultural history"; Johnson: High Spots of American Literature, pp. 24-25; Spiller & Blackburn 7. Fine, fresh copy, complete but for the blank endpapers, in a Fine, handsome binding. Bookseller Inventory # 016419

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Item Description: 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Shipped within 24 hours. 100% Refund Guaranteed. Good copy with average wear. Comes with dust jacket if published with one - DJ may have some tears and rubbing. Bookseller Inventory # skuad9sz

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Item Description: 1900. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Shipped within 24 hours. 100% Refund Guaranteed. Good copy with average wear. Comes with dust jacket if published with one - DJ may have some tears and rubbing. Bookseller Inventory # skub5zvk

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James Fenimore Cooper

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Item Description: Signet Classic, 1980. Book Condition: Very Good. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shipped quickly. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Used, very good. Cover has some edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 15350623

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Fenimore Cooper, James

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James Fenimore Cooper, Emily Hutchinson (Adapter)

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Fenimore Cooper, James

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COOPER, James Fenimore.

Published by London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831, 1832, 1843. (1831)

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Item Description: London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831, 1832, 1843., 1831. Bentley's Standard Novels, being the FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS. 5 volumes; small 8vo. Beautifully bound in recent green half calf with raised bands, 3 red title labels and extra gilt to spines; marbled boards, end papers and edges. Engraved frontispiece and title page to each volume. Clean and tight. A superb little set held in a protective felt-lined green cloth slipcase. Bentley's Standard Novels is a collection of 96 classics books which includes works by J. F. Cooper, Jane Austen and Victor Hugo. Bookseller Inventory # 36837

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Item Description: Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1848. Hardcover. Early reprint of the first collected edition. Five volumes. Publisher's uniform brown cloth stamped in blind and titled in gilt. Each title is two volumes in one. Three volumes have the ownership signature of Thos. Sackett dated in 1848 (including one of the 1849 volumes), corners bumped and worn, some erosion to the cloth on the spine with minor loss at the spine ends, considerable foxing, but a handsome, about very good set, and very uncommon. *OCLC* locates three different printings of sets of The Leatherstocking Tales published before 1850, all by this publisher, and each set in five volumes: 1843, 1846, 1849. Each set is held in only one location (all three at the American Antiquarian Society). At any rate a scarce early collected set. Bookseller Inventory # 340833

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James Fenimore Cooper

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Item Description: Signet Classic. Unknown Binding. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # GB003HFRK7GI3N10

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Item Description: Unknown Binding. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # GB009M987ZAI3N11

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Cooper, James Fenimore]

Published by John Miller, London (1826)

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Item Description: John Miller, London, 1826. First UK Edition. 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 237pp; 276pp; 295pp. A lovely first English edition of Cooper's classic work in original binding. Language: eng G : in good condition without dust jackets. Boards rubbed. Leather scuffed along spines and corners with some wear. Inner hinges starting. Ink inscription to feps. Some foxing to end pages of volume II Half-leather cover on marbled boards. Bookseller Inventory # j7264

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Item Description: 1850. No Binding. Book Condition: Fine. 8vo. COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE. (1789-1851). Prolific American author of The Last of the Mohicans and The Deerslayer. ALS. ("J. Fenimore Cooper"). 1p. 8vo. (NY, November 1850). To "Sayd" ("Little Saidee," the niece of his friend Henry N. Cruger). "On Tuesday, unless prevented by the arrival of Cousin Nina in town to hear Jenny Lind, I shall leave this at 7 A.M. for Crugerties - Socrates or Xantippe Hall - Harry is to meet me on the wharf and carry me home to dinner. My orders are to pick you up, by the way, and bring you on in my pocket. Clara, who is not to be dealt with so cavalierly, is respectfully invited to be of our party. I have been three times in Clinton Place within a week, and learned that you are happy where you are. You will be happier up the river, my dear, so see that your trunk is packed, and that you are on the wharf at ½ past ten on Tuesday next, you and Clara. I have heard a most atrocious tale of one of you Crugers. It is that Uncle Peter is married to Mrs. Romayne, he 76, she more than 70! I sent you the letter, reclaimed from the Philistines, that I write like a true man. Goodbye, Sayd. . ." James Fenimore Cooper was born to American merchant, land speculator and Congressman William Cooper, founder of Cooperstown in NY's Otsego County, in the Mohawk Valley. It was on the shores of Otsego Lake, surrounded by the Iroquois Confederacy which included the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora nations, that he spent his formative years. He briefly attended Yale and worked aboard a merchant ship before inheriting his father's estate and marrying Susan Augusta de Lancey, who first challenged him to try his hand at writing a novel. Finding success with Precaution, fashioned after Jane Austen, he became a prolific author, issuing The Pioneers, the first of his Leatherstocking novels, in 1823. After spending more than a decade living with his family in Europe, Cooper returned to Cooperstown in 1834. Our letter, written from NY, mentions Swedish coloratura soprano Jenny Lind (1820-1887), who made her celebrated American debut in NY in 1850 as part of a tour managed by American showman Phineas T. Barnum. Lind enjoyed a sensational success, noted by Cooper in a letter to his wife from November 15, 1850: "'Have you heard Jenny Lind?' 'How do you like Jenny Lind?' are the questions that supplant 'Fine weather to-day' and similar comprehensive remarks," (Correspondence of James Fenimore-Cooper). It appears, however, that the novelist never heard the Swedish Nightingale sing as he wrote in another letter to his wife, seven days later, "I have not heard Jenny, and to-night is her last. Mrs. Field has sent me an At Home for to-morrow to meet Jenny, but I do not think I shall go." (ibid.) Saidee was the niece of Cooper's friend Henry Nicholas Cruger, Jr., himself the son of the governor of South Carolina and U.S. Congressman Nicholas Cruger. Cruger married New York socialite Harriet Douglas, at whose insistence he changed his name to Henry Douglas Cruger. His divorce from Harriet set a legal precedent long used in divorce law (Cruger v. Cruger). Following their separation, Cruger lived in Saugerties ("Crugerties-Socrates") where he lived on his brother Lewis' farm and practiced law. Our letter is humorously making arrangements for Saidee, who Cooper treated as an adopted niece, to visit Cooper's home in Cooperstown, NY, roughly 100 miles to the northwest. Harry is possibly his grandson Henry Phinney (1850-1851), the son of his daughter Caroline, who was born in February 1850 and is often referenced in his letters (Correspondence of James Fenimore-Cooper). Our letter jokingly refers to Greek philosopher Socrates (470/469 B.C.E.-399 B.C.E.) and his wife Xantippe, who is often portrayed as a shrew, and may be a veiled reference to Cruger¿s former wife. Folded with normal wear. Mounting traces on the verso. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be requested. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000806

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.The last of the Mohicans [grid this] on behalf of Friends of the sale. hardcover. cloth ridge. 87 January edition print 800 collections. nearly 95 product. Free Shipping hangingFour Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # AL073552

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Cooper, James Fenimore

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Item Description: Alyn and Bacon 1927/45, 1927. Hardcover. Hardback Classic Classical Reprint Name and age; 56211. Bookseller Inventory # 56211

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Item Description: 1826. [COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE]. The Last of the Mohicans; a Narrative of 1757. London: John Miller, 1826. 3 vols. xi, [1], 287 p.; 276 p.; [2], 295 p. Half titles lacking. Near-contemporary half calf, gilt. Name clipped from top margin of title page of vol. 1, stain on 3:192-3 from laid-in paper, binding lightly rubbed at extremities, but a very good copy. First English edition of the most famous of Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, and one of the great classics of early American literature. It was the first of Cooper's novels in which the scout Natty Bumppo was made the symbol of all that was wise, heroic, and romantic in the lives and characters of the American frontiersmen. While Cooper's "noble savages," particularly Uncas and Chingachgook, would gain little credence today, for generations of readers in America, England, France, and elsewhere, they represented a unique aspect of life in early America. Today, The Last of the Mohicans is probably the earliest American novel still read for entertainment. This is a particularly nice copy in a near-contemporary binding, though, as usual, it was bound without the half titles. Bookseller Inventory # 14738

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Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1919. N.C. Wyeth (illustrator). Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth with nine full-page colour illustrations. 4to. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full scarlet morocco, the covers with a decorative border, an emblematic block of a Native American on the cover, the spine lettered in gilt with emblematic centre tools, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges. Original illustrated endleaves bound in at the front. Bookseller Inventory # 3462

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