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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS; A NARRATIVE OF 1757

COOPER, James Fenimore]
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Book 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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The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757

Cooper, James Fenimore
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Book 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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The Writings.

COOPER, James Fenimore.
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Book Description: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1859-1900, 1900. 33 volumes, octavo (191 × 129 mm). Finely bound in publisher's half morocco, marbled linen sides, title and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, silk ribbon markers, and gilt to top page edge. Spines uniformly and gently toned, a few volumes with slight soiling to outer boards, select volumes with mild rubbing to corners, internal contents fresh, an excellent set. Hand coloured steel engraved frontispieces to each volume. Author's autograph edition. Limited to 63 signed and numbered sets, this being number 48, with a manuscript page bound into one volume. This set with a page from chapter 3 of "Oak Openings". The finest edition of Cooper's writings available. Bookseller Inventory # 86808

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Book 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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The Writings of James Fenimore Cooper: Autograph Edition with Manuscript Page.

Cooper, James Fenimore.
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Book Description: G. P. Putnam's Sons 1895-1900., New York, 1895. Octavo, 33 volumes. Bound in original 3/4 green morocco over marbled linen boards with silk ribbon markers. Top edge gilt and gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Hand-colored steel engraved frontispieces and additional engravings on Japon vellum. This edition consists of only 63 sets, of which this is number 49. A hand-written manuscript page from chapter 9 of Oak Openings is bound into one volume. The volumes are in fine condition. An exemplary set. Although now renown for the baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, New York was the place where Cooper spent most of his life and it was established by and named for his father, United States Congressman, William Cooper. It was his life here, surrounded by Iroquois terratory as well as his time in the US Navy that influenced a good deal of his work. Cooper did not begin his literary career until the age of 30, when his wife, also a writer, challenged his claim with a wager that he could produce a better novel than the one she had been reading. Although his first book, Precaution, published anonymously, was not a huge success, he, of course, went on to be one of the most popular 19th-century American authors, and his work was admired greatly throughout the world. Many consider him to be the first true American novelist. Bookseller Inventory # 2653

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Precaution, A Novel

Cooper, James Fenimore
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Book Description: Published By A. T. Goodrich & Co., New York, 1820. FIRST EDITION of Cooper's rare first novel. Two Volumes. Contemporary full mottled calf with gilt-tooled spines in compartments, and black leather spine labels. Volume One has been rebacked, preserving the original spine, and with the rear board sympathetically supplied. An early owner's name (Marshall G. Hill, Afton N.Y.) is ink-stamped on the front pastedown and rear free endpaper of Volume Two, and on the verso of the front free endpaper of Volume One. The front free endpaper of Volume Two is missing. Ink signatures have been cut from the top right blank margin of both title pages, with both excisions repaired. Internally, there is some scattered light foxing or age-toning. A Very Good set, with both half-titles and with the errata leaf inserted after the half-title in Volume One[one of several locations noted by BAL]. BAL 3825. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 000207

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The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757. In Two Volumes.

COOPER, James Fenimore.
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Book Description: Philadelphia: H. C. Cary & I. Lea 1826, 1826. 2 volumes, octavo (180 × 100 mm). Later speckled brown half calf, titles to spine gilt, marbled sides. Bindings lightly rubbed and nicked, endpapers brown from turn-ins, title pages browned, title page to volume II repaired, contents tanned and foxed. A very good set. First edition. Bookseller Inventory # 60458

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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

Cooper, James Fenimore
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Book Description: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, Philadelphia, 1826. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. 2 vols. Collation: Vol. I: [i-xii], [1]-282, [blank]; Vol. II: [i-iv], [1]-289, [blank]; collates complete. First issue (BAL 3833 state A) with both copyright pages reading "a Book," misprints on pages 89 and 243 and pgs. vii and 71 both printed correctly in Vol. I. Bound in blue boards (possibly original or contemporary), rebacked, and generally foxed, but uncut. Signature 18 in Vol. II supplied from another first edition copy. One of the first major American novels and an undisputed classic, the novel uses the French and Indian Wars between 1756 and 1763 as a backdrop for the action. Interestingly, Cooper creates contrasting portraits of the Native Americans, personified in the characters of Chingachgook, wise and stoic, and Magua, deceitful and merciless. The basis for several adaptations, most noteworthy is the 1992 Michael Mann film starring Daniel Day Lewis and Madeleine Stowe. More than any other work "Mohicans" is the basis for Cooper';s legacy in literature. Additional images available upon request. Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 455

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Book 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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Book Description: 23 October 1850, Cooperstown, 1850. Letter. An incredible 3-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED on two sheets of 8-1/2" x 6-7/8" paper by the author of THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS written on behalf of James Henry Hackett (1800–1871) to his old friend Charles Augustus Murray (1806–1895) who was at this time consul-general in Egypt. In part: After imparting news of Hackett, Cooper reports on his age and on the development of his country: "Half my time passes me, in looking back. At sixty, if a man is ever to sum up the good and evil of his past life, it is high time he began. I was sixty-one last September and have grown gray. We are 'progressing' as we Americans call it, at a famous rate. New York must have doubled its population, recently, since you saw it. Taking all things together, I regard New York as the most remarkable town in the world. Trade is driving all before it, and has fairly invaded Broadway. Talking of the dust, which is so shortly to be my portion [Cooper died the next year], one of the most painful of my recollections of my own travels, is the great number of the dead, among the acquaintances I made. At one time it really seemed as if to know me was to die. My eldest daughter, whom you may remember, has ventured to give the world a book called 'Rural Hours.' In this country it has done very well. There is a good deal of rumbling in our body politic, but I think nothing will come of it, just now. The South has too much at stake to risk, and every day it loses, increases the disparity of the forces. This acquisition of California, hems in slavery, which must finally fall of its own weight. What we are to do with the blacks, God knows, but we shall never amalgamate." Cooper goes on to discuss the importance of gold in expanding business ("a circulating medium being the great necessity of America") and devotes a paragraph to a paranormal phenomenon which he calls "the knockings": "All attempts at explanation are failures. They are not confined to one family, or one place, but have been heard in fifty places." He closes "Do not ask Hackett about my comedy, premature damnation being best forgotten." Housed in a cloth folder titled on the spine. Hackett was a successful character actor on the New York and London stages, who was considered for a part in Cooper's sole and unsuccessful attempt at playwriting, UPSIDE DOWN. This letter was given to Hackett to present to Murray in London (and is noted by James F. Beard ed., LETTERS AND JOURNALS OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER: 6:229, n.2 as "unlocated"). Fine condition with dark ink in a Fine folder of this exceptional letter. Bookseller Inventory # 016451

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Book Description: Putnam's circa 1906, NY, 1906. Morocco & Boards. Book Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. 32 volumes; hand-colored, engraved frontispiece and b&w title-page in each volume, plus b&w engraved plates on heavy buff stock in the text of some volumes. Many of the illustrations are by F.O.C. Darley. This is #11 of 63 signed and numbered sets [signed by the publisher, George Putnam's Sons]. Bound in 3/4 green morocco and marbled boards, gilt-stamped spines, top edges gilt. 9.25" x 6.25" Issued in 33 volumes, this set has only 32 volumes present, lacking THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS; however a page of manuscript is tipped and folded in at the front of THE SPY. It is page 15 of Cooper's ms. for Chapter 2 of OAK OPENINGS, and includes the names Bourdon and Pigeonswing. (Cooper wrote only 32 novels. Putnam's added "Ned Myers" as volume 33, the biography of a sailor Cooper knew, published in 1843, according to the James Fenimore Cooper Society.) [The UVirginia catalog entry on WorldCat notes: "Tipped in at the beginning of v. 6 (The Spy) is a leaf of ms. from Cooper"; also noting, "This set has been variously issued as the Iroquois, the Mohawk, the Leather-stocking, and the Twentieth Century edition."]. Bookseller Inventory # 036247

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THE WORKS

COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE
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Book Description: G. P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, New York and London, 1895. Hardcover. Mohawk Edition. 33 Volumes of Cooper in Lovely Green Morocco. 216 x 146 mm (8 1/2 x 5 3/4"). 33 volumes. "Mohawk Edition.". EXTREMELY PLEASING MODERN GREEN HALF MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, over light green linen boards, raised bands, spines elegantly gilt in compartments with corner volutes and crossed arrow centerpieces, top edges gilt. Each volume with a frontispiece as well as vignette title on India paper, with tissue guard between them. Front pastedown with red oval morocco bookplate of W. A. M. Burden (see below). Spiller & Blackburn, p. 173. Spines lightly sunned (as always with green morocco), with two volumes faded a bit more toward olive than the others, a bit of wear to corners, otherwise A FINE SET, the decorative gilt bindings bright and extremely pleasing, and with only the most trivial imperfections internally. This is an especially attractive set on the shelf of the works of the first American writer to gain widespread international recognition. According to Spiller & Blackburn, our Mohawk Edition (also known as the "Leather-Stocking" or "Twentieth Century" Edition) is based upon the Stringer and Townsend "People's Edition" of 1857-60. These two editions are the only American sets of Cooper novels to include the seldom seen "Ned Myers." James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) is the only American author who can justly be compared to Scott in the field of the romantic novel. Although they are chiefly thought of as vehicles for romanticizing the American frontier, Cooper's works, in Day's words, are serious explorations of the theme of a "search for enduring moral values amidst incessant change." Cooper is most famous for his five so-called Leather-Stocking Novels, all featuring the mythic wilderness hunter Natty Bumppo, "the prototype of a recurrent figure in American fiction: the free, noble, solitary American who denies a safe and conforming life in order to maintain dignity, self-possession, and the natural inner discipline of true democracy." (Day) Our previous owner, William Armistead Moale Burden (1906-84), was a prominent aviation consultant, United States ambassador to Belgium, and assistant to the U. S. Secretary of Commerce for civil aviation from 1942-47. Bookseller Inventory # ST11460a

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Book Description: Hard cover. Three vols. 12mo, bound in cont. German brown morocco for Duke William of Brunswick (1806-84), with his elaborate arms inlaid on all six covers, sides elaborately gilt, spines richly gilt, a.e.g. Paris: Baudry, 1825. First edition to be printed on the Continent. Certainly no other copy of The Spy has ever been bound in such an "over the top" fashion. Very fine set with the elaborately gilt bookplate of Duke William [Wilhelm], nephew of King George III of Britain, in each volume. The first volume lacks the half-title. Bookseller Inventory # JHABES3435

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The Works of James Fenimore Cooper Iroquois Edition

James Fenimore Cooper
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Book Description: G P Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, New York and London, 1895. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1895, pristine, very fine 20 volume leather set, The Works of James Fenimore Cooper Iroquois Edition, published by G P Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, New York and London, no date, c1895. Very fine three quarter leather and cloth volumes, ornately decorated with the Iroquois Brave and Tomahawks. Limited edition of one thousand. Illustrated. Rare very fine condition, immaculate, save old owners bookplates, front. Investment quality. Includes his famous Leatherstocking Tales, Last of the Mohicans, The Pioneers, The Deerslayer, The Pathfinder, The Prairie, and all the works as shown. Refer to the many photos provided, ask any questions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11765343807

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ALS ("J. Fenimore Cooper").

Cooper, James Fenimore, American writer (1789-1851).
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Book Description: Paris, 22. III. 1827., 1827. 8vo (192 x 134 mm). 1 p. on a single bifolium. Address panel to verso. In remarkably good French, to the engineer Pierre-Alexandre Adolphe Jullien, thanking him for his concern about his health, and gives an estimate for the publication date of the forthcoming French edition of The Prairie ("sans doute, pendant le mois d'avril", depending on the industry of the translator and publisher) and he makes some social arrangements in Paris. Cooper had brought his family to Paris the previous year, becoming the centre of a small but influential circle of American expatriots. - Traces of seal, slight loss to upper forecorner from opening (expert old repair, no loss). Early annotation in French to head describing Cooper as "le Walter-Scott de l’amérique du nord". Provenance: Charavay, Paris. Bookseller Inventory # 29414

Book Description: Putnam, 1890. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. More titles include Headsman, Heidenmauer,The Bravo, Mercedes of Castile, Afloat and Ashore, Miles Wallingford, The Pilot and Crater. A total of 23 stories in 12 books. All state Pathfinder edition at the top of the title pages. Number 50 of a limited set of 1,000. Seven are in original half leather bindings with corn design in gold on the spines. Five are in library bindings. It looks as though, as the covers became too worn, the library had them rebound in cloth bindings and had library numbers embossed in gold on the spines. The colors vary on the cloth. All have "The Public Library of the City of Leadville" (Colorado) rubber stamped on the title pages, frontispieces and last pages. The seven in original bindings have a paper library label on the spine about 1" in diameter. Two of the rebound volumes are missing the limitation page. Some have minor repair with cloth or clear tape on the pages. No foxing or odor in any (Very little moisture at 10,000 feet). These books comes from the time and place of the famous silver boom. A remarkable survival. They are not faded, moisture damaged, dirty, or ratty. They have been read. The card pocket that was inside the front board has been partially or wholly removed from all volumes. Each has two stories with a title page and frontisepiece for each story except for Red Rover which takes up one volume. No date found but thought to be from the 1890's. Bookseller Inventory # 13394

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The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757

COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE.
(Boston, MA, U.S.A.)
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Book 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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The Complete Works.

COOPER, James Fenimore.
(London, United Kingdom)
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Book Description: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1895-96], 1895. 32 volumes, octavo. Contemporary half dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines faded to brown, one volume with a chipped headcap. A handsome set. Frontispieces and vignette titles on India paper, mounted, with tissue guards. Leather-Stocking Edition, limited to 1,000 copies, this being number 247. A fine collected works of the American author, including of course his most famous novel, The Last of the Mohicans. Bookseller Inventory # 38714

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The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757

COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE.
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Book 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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The Complete Works. [Including The Spy; Last of the Mohicans; The Deerslayer.]

COOPER, James Fenimore.
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Book 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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The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757, Volume 2 ONLY

James Fenimore Cooper
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Book 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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Book 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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Book Description: London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831, 1832, 1843., 1831. Bentley's Standard Novels. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 36837

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Last of the Mohicans, The; A Narrative of 1757

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Book 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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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS; A NARRATIVE OF 1757

COOPER, James Fenimore]
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Book 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

Book Description: Furne, Paris, 1830. 12 volumes in-8, demi-maroquin bordeaux, plats de papier marbré prune, dos sans nerfs ornés d'une composition gothique poussée or et à froid; doublures et gardes de papier marbré, non rognés (reliures de lépoque).Nouvelle édition de ces ?uvres publiées du vivant de lauteur, illustrée en tête du premier volume, dun portrait-frontispice de Cooper gravé par Hopwood daprès Johannot. Bel ensemble dans des reliures romantiques attribuées à Simier. Bookseller Inventory # 24572

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The Pathfinder; or, The Inland Sea (First UK Edition, three volumes)

Cooper, James Fenimore
(Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Richard Bentley, London, 1840. First Edition. Octavos. Three volumes. First Edition. First UK Edition, preceding the American edition published the same year. Publisher's quarter-cloth tan paper boards backed in purple, with paper spine labels. Very Good or better condition, with no dust jackets as issued. Each volume with a contemporary owner name (dated 1842) at the front pastedown, extremities moderately rubbed, brief fraying at the corners, spine labels with some loss but mostly legible, spines faded and slightly leaning, and faint foxing throughout. Brief dampstain to the rear board of volume two, and moderate dampstaining to the front board of volume three where the cloth meets the paper. An important title in the Cooper canon, the fourth novel featuring Natty Bumppo, hero of the "Leatherstocking Tales" series. Uncommon in an unrestored original binding. Housed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory # 121597

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The Deerslayer

Wyeth, N.C., illustrator). Cooper, James Fenimore
(Thousand Oaks, CA, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Scribner’s Classic Edition. This copy owned by Peter Logan Bockius, Jr. Bockius was the great-grandson of George Bockius, the grandfather of Carolyn Brennerman Bockius Wyeth, the wife of N.C. Wyeth. Records show a number of Bockius families in the Brandywine area: in fact; Carolyn Brennerman Bockius was one of ten children, and Peter's grandfather and namesake, Peter Bockius, was one of seven children. The Bockius' were known as a free-spirited clan, and there must have been a large and close-knit family interacting with Wyeth. The books are variously inscribed to "Pete" or "Peter L. Bockius, jr" (see individual descriptions below) and either simply signed "N.C. Wyeth" or "from Uncle Convers". Since Peter was not Wyeth's nephew, but rather his wife's second cousin, Wyeth must have felt a particular affection for the boy. Wyeth inscriptions are scarce, and familial presentations are rare. 1925. First Scribner’s Classic edition. Large 8vo black cloth lettered in gilt with a color pictorial cover label. Illustrated with a color title page vignette and 9 full-page color plates by Wyeth. With a presentation inscription on the half-title, "Peter L. Bockius Jr / Dec. 25, 1925 / from mother and father". Also on the half-title is an INSCRIPTION BY WYETH, "Autographed for Peter in 1932 / N.C. Wyeth". Small holes in the rear outer gutter and light rubbing at the spine tips, else a very good copy in a very good first issue dust jacket which has chipping at the upper spine tip, very light chipping at the lower spine tip and overall light sunning. Inscribed By Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 3581

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The Pathfinder: Or, The Inland Sea, in 2 Volumes

Cooper, James Fenimore
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Book Description: Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1840. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. This copy is SIGNED by James Fenimore Cooper in Volume one on a pasted signature. This two volume set is in nice shape. The bindings of both books are tight, with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with wear to the spine labels which is common for this title. The pages are clean with minor discoloration with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Cooper First editions. Trades and offers welcomed. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11474471056

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The Iroquois Edition of the Writings of James Fenimore Cooper

COOPER, James Fenimore
(Hadley, MA, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Putnam/Knickerbocker Press n.d.[1895-1900], NY, 1895. Hardcover. First Edition. Thirty-three volumes; number 688 of 1000 numbered copies. James Fenimore Cooper was perhaps the most popular American author of the first half of the 19th century, and by the end of the century numerous editions of his collected works had been printed. The "Iroquois Edition" is considered to be the finest edition printed of Cooper, with fine leather bindings, elaborate gilt tooling, attractive engravings by a number of the best illustrators of the day, protective tissue guards and title pages printed in multiple colors and with photogravure vignettes. Even the indication of the limitation was elaborate: hand numbered on the colophon and additionally punched into the paper. Cooper's works have survived into the 20th and 21st century largely as a result of his "Leatherstocking Tales" -- including The Last of the Mohicans, The Deerslayer, and others -- which featured Natty Bumppo, the prototype of the natural man, and thus an icon in the American imagination. Two volumes have very shallow chips at the crown; one has slight rubbing to two of the raised bands. Mercedes of Castile has been rebound in a binding that approximates but does not entirely match the other volumes, and has repaired tears on the colophon and frontispiece, not affecting text or image. Overall an attractive, near fine set of works by an early American author whose writings helped define our national self-image. Bookseller Inventory # 023391

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