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COOPER, James Fenimore].

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Item Description: 1826. [COOPER, James Fenimore]. The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1767. By the Author of "The Pioneers." Philadelphia: H. C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826. Two volumes. xi,[1],282; [2],[blank],289,[1]pp. plus terminal blank. Original drab paper boards, with expert restorations to the spines and spine labels, top edges rough trimmed, fore and bottom edges wholly untrimmed. Moderate foxing throughout, title of second volume tanned, early ink signature in top margin of each title, otherwise a very good, untrimmed set, with the blanks, including the blank conjugate to the title in the second volume present. Enclosed in cloth wrappers with gilt labels, and a folding clamshell box (broken at one joint). The box bears the bookplate and booklabel of collector / actor / translator Jean Hersholt, and the later bookplate of Carol and William Simon. First edition of one of the landmarks of early American literature. In this set, as with all copies, in volume one, page 89 is mispaged 93 and chapter XVI is miscaptioned XIV. The folio is present on page 71 (no sequence), and the final 'i' on p. vii is not present (sequence not determined, but it is likely that the final 'i' may have dropped out in the course of the print run). In volume II, the copyright notice is in BAL's state A (sequence undetermined and likely the result of multiple setting rather than correction), and as noted above, the blank conjugate following the title is intact -- it was frequently removed from copies being bound. "The 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 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 American Hundred. BAL 3833. SPILLER & BLACKBURN 7. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 34. Johnson, HIGHSPOTS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE, pp.24-5. WRIGHT I:619. Bookseller Inventory # 72262

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COOPER, James Fenimore |

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

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Item Description: Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826., 1826. First Edition of "The Last of the Mohicans,"Uncut, in the Original Boards[COOPER, James Fenimore]. The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757. By the Author of "The Pioneers." In Two Volumes. Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826.First edition, first issue, with the following points: in Volume I, the final "i" is present in the pagination on p. vii (sequence not determined), the pagination is present on p. 71 (sequence not determined), p. 89 is misnumbered 93 (as in all copies examined), and on p. 243, Chapter XVI is misnumbered XIV (as in all copies examined); in Volume II, the fifth line of the copyright notice reads "a book" (BAL State B, sequence not determined). Two twelvemo volumes (7 3/4 x 4 5/8 inches; 197 x 117 mm.). xi, [1, blank], 282, [2, blank]; [2], [2, blank], 289, [3, blank] pp. Complete with the final blank leaf (25/4) in Volume I, and with the blank leaf following the title-page and the final blank leaf (26/6) in Volume II. Uncut, in the original gray boards. Expertly rebacked (more than ten years ago) with matching paper spines. Title-page in Volume II aged to tan, now deacified. A little foxing, some light toning to some gatherings in volume II, dark stain in lower margin of leaf 17/2 (page 175) affecting lower margins of pp. 171-182, a few short marginal tears and small paper faults. Extremely rare in the original boards. This book is notorious for the poor quality of the paper, and even with the aforementioned issues this is a remarkably clean example of this classic of early American literature, certainly one of the best copies that we have seen over the past fifty years. Each volume with the rectangular pale blue bookplate of Augusta A. Smith on the front pastedown. Both volumes chemised together in a full red morocco slipcase."The second and most popular novel in the series The Leather-Stocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in two volumes in 1826. In terms of narrative order, it also is the second novel in the series, taking place in 1757, during the French and Indian War. Its principal character is Natty Bumppo, also called Hawkeye, now in middle life and at the height of his powers. The story tells of brutal battles with the Iroquois and their French allies, cruel captures, narrow escapes, and revenge. The beauty of the unspoiled wilderness and sorrow at its disappearance, symbolized in Hawkeye’s Mohican Indian friends, the last of their tribe, are important themes of the Novel" (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).The Last of the Mohicans was the second and most famous of Cooper’s "Leatherstocking Tales," although it was the first tale to be published. The other novels in the series (in order of composition) are The Pioneers (1823), The Prairie (1827), The Pathfinder (1840), and The Deerslayer (1841). The sequence in relation to plot is The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, and The Prairie.BAL 3833. Grolier, 100 American, 34. Shoemaker 24217. Spiller & Blackburn 7. Wright I, 619. Bookseller Inventory # 03951

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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: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings SIGNED by James Fenimore Cooper on laid in signature in volume 1. Both books are the TRUE FIRST EDITIONS published in Philadelphia. Both books are in excellent condition. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with minor discoloration and previous owner's name. A wonderful (2) Volume set SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy James Fenimore Cooper First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8040227441788462487

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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: (i)-(xii), (1)-282, blank leaf; (i-iv), (1)-289, 2 blank leaves. With 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

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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. First edition, first issue with page 89 misnumbered 93, Chapter XVI numbered XIV in Volume I (page 243), and page vii correctly numbered. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound in contemporary half calf over boards. In very good condition with some rubbing to the boards, the text is remarkably clean. These volumes were purchased from a California family who had owned them since the 1870s. Housed in a custom half leather box. "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 American 100 34). "[Cooper's] sympathy is large, and his humor is as genuine--and as perfectly unaffected--as his art" (Joseph Conrad). Bookseller Inventory # 7392

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The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative: COOPER, James Fenimore.

COOPER, James Fenimore.

Published by Philadelphia: H. C. Cary & I. Lea 1826 (1826)

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Item Description: Philadelphia: H. C. Cary & I. Lea 1826, 1826. 2 volumes, duodecimo (184 × 110 mm). Bound in contemporary quarter sheep, marbled sides, black morocco labels to spine lettered gilt, edges speckled brown. Housed in a custom black quarter morocco solander box. Pictorial bookplates to front pastedowns. An unusually fresh copy of this poorly produced book. Edges slightly worn, contents mildly toned and foxed throughout, but much less so than is usually seen. Some minor flaws to contents, as often. Volume I: short closed tear to margin of volume I, p.91, partially affecting text, small wax-stain to p.126. Volume II: some marginal damage, none affecting text (p. 273: short closed tear to head and chip to foot; p. 281, short closed tear; p. 289, small hole above page number), and lacks the final blank leaf following the title-page, often lost in binding, otherwise complete. A truly exceptional set. First edition of Cooper's best known and best loved classic, the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales series, although the first to be published. BAL 3833; Grolier, 100 American, 34; Showmaker 24217; Spiller & Blackburn 7; Wright I, 619. Bookseller Inventory # 106321

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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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Last of the Mohicans: Cooper, James Fenimore

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: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of this (2) Volume set with the First Issue points present "Volume 1, viii has final "i" in page number and page 89 is incorrectly numbered as as page 93. Both books are in nice shape bound in early calf spines with marbled boards. The bindings are tight with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with matching bookplates in each book and previous owner's name neatly written on the title pages. Volume 2 title page has some tears and paper loss. Overall, a lovely set of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5475807006857451692

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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]

Published by London John Miller 1826 (1826)

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Item Description: London John Miller 1826, 1826. 3 volumes. First English edition, published to coincide with the release of the American first edition in March 1826. The English edition consisted of 1250 copies, set from advance sheets forwarded to London as they came off the press in Philadelphia. This truly iconic American book was published by Miller on March 18. (see Nevins, Leatherstocking Tales, Notes on the Texts, Library of America edition, p. 1334) With the half-title in Volume II. 8vo, in very handsome contemporary three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards, compartments of the spines scolloped in blind between raised triple gilt fillet decorated bands, each volume with contrasting red and green morocco labels lettered and ruled in gilt, additional gilt tooling at the spine tips. xi, 287; 276; 295 pp. An excellent set, unusually fine and extremely well preserved, solid and very clean, the very handsome contemporary bindings sturdy and proper. A RARE FIRST EDITION IN FINE CONDITION, OF A TRUE CORNERSTONE OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. James Fenimore Cooper was an avid reader in an age when most literature in America was imported from England. But as an author, he decided early on that he could well do a better job of writing for a growing and distinctly American readership than could his European counterparts. And so, he began the writing of his "Leather Stocking" series of which LAST OF THE MOHICANS is the second book after the introduction of Natty Bumppo in THE DEERSLAYER but the most famous of all the titles in the group and the "first in which the scout.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 the many generations of readers, in England, France, Russia and at home, some aspects of American life that were unique to our cultural history." Cooper did far more than to imitate the European authors he had read, instead developing a great new American style by which quite quickly he became one of the first and greatest literary giants of the New World. His works reflect themes and emotions unique to a people living on the edge of the great American wilderness and Cooper would prove to be widely read, not only in America, but throughout all of Europe as well. ‘His achievement.the result of brilliant improvisation.was sustained.to the close of a hectic, crowded career. His.fame attests his power of invention.the creation of tension between different kinds of society, between society and the individual, between the settlement and the wilderness, and between civil law and natural rights as these suggest issues of moral and mythic import.’ Cooper's works remain to this day classics in American literature and 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. 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). Bookseller Inventory # 28024

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COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE.

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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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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]

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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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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS;: Cooper, James Fenimore

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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Kingsley, Verne, Lanier, Boyd, Cooper, Irving, Stevenson, Defoe, Porter, Creswick, Doyle

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Item Description: Easton Press, 1991. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. N C Wyeth (illustrator). Limited. Fourteen (14) multi-color leather-bound books measured by 6 3/4" x 9", featuring front cover artworks, frontispiece and inside illustrations by N C Wyeth. Bound in premium full leathers, hubbed spine, distinctive cover design, beautiful illustrations, permanent satin ribbon page marker, gilded page edges, moire endsheets, thread-sewn pages for durability and strength. List of titles: 1. Westward Ho!, by Charles Kingsley // 2. The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne // 3. The Boy's King Arthur, by Sidney Lanier // 4. Drums, by James Boyd // 5. The Deerslayer, by James Fenimore Cooper // 6. The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper // 7. Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving // 8. Kidnapped, by Robert louis Stevenson // 9. Treasure Island, by Robert louis Stevenson // 10. The Black Arrow, by Robert louis Stevenson // 11. Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe // 12. The Scottish Chiefs, by Jane Porter // 13. Robin Hood, by Paul Creswick // 14. The White Company, by Arthur Conan Doyle. Bookseller Inventory # EP114

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The Novels. [Including: The Pioneers; The Pathfinder;: COOPER, James Fenimore.

COOPER, James Fenimore.

Published by New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1873–8 (1873)

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Item Description: New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1873–8, 1873. 32 volumes, octavo (178 x 120 mm). Contemporary red full calf, spines gilt in compartments, green and blue morocco labels, double fillet gilt panel to boards with rose corner tools, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Spines uniformly faded to light brown, front joint of Jack Tier worn, extremities lightly rubbed, a few minor scuffs to boards. An excellent set. Black and white illustrations in the texts. A handsomely bound set of the novels of James Fenimore Cooper. Bookseller Inventory # 103876

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The Deerslayer: or, The First War-Path. A: Cooper, James Fenimore]

Cooper, James Fenimore]

Published by Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia (1841)

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Item Description: Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1841. 2 vols. 12mo. First edition. First edition. 2 vols. 12mo. Chingachgook & Deerslayer. The last of Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales" of Natty Bumpo in the American wilderness, although it is the first in terms of sequence - Set on Ostego Lake in Upstate New York, Natty Bumpo is depicted as a young man against the practise of scalping. A very desirable copy of this classic of American fiction. BAL 3895; Spiller and Blackburn 32; Wright I 601 Bound in blue morocco by Bennett, N.Y. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 37246

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The Complete Works. [Including The Leatherstocking Tales;: COOPER, James Fenimore.

COOPER, James Fenimore.

Published by New York: W. A. Townsend & Co., 1859 (1859)

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Item Description: New York: W. A. Townsend & Co., 1859, 1859. 32 volumes, octavo. Recent burgundy half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, blue morocco labels, marbled sides. Some light toning of contents. An excellent set. Illustrated title pages and frontispieces, illustrations throughout the set. An early and very handsomely bound set of the works of James Fenimore Cooper. Bookseller Inventory # 68667

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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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COOPER, James Fenimore. Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth.

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Item Description: Franklin Library. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # GB001BNJ9CAI3N00

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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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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. 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: 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

Published by Alyn and Bacon 1927/45 (1927)

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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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COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE

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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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James Fenimore Cooper

Published by Collector's Library; New edition (August 1, 2010) (2010)

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Item Description: Collector's Library; New edition (August 1, 2010), 2010. Hardcover. This is a new book. Extremely fast shipping and reliable service. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the listing. Bookseller Inventory # 1904633757

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James Fenimore Cooper

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ISBN 10: 0451417860 ISBN 13: 9780451417862

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The Last of the Mohicans : Narrative: COOPER, James Fenimore,

COOPER, James Fenimore, 1789-1851]

Published by Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers-Hall Court, London (1828)

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Item Description: Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers-Hall Court, London, 1828. Half-Calf. Book Condition: Near Fine+. "Second Edition. In Three Volumes." 16mo: xi,[1],287,[1]; [2],276; [2],295,[1]pp. Half calf and marbled boards, spines in five compartments (each with central cartouche in blind), gilt rules, black morocco lettering pieces gilt, edges marbled. Provenance, small book label on each front paste down of "Thomas Digby Legard, Ganton," seventh (1762-1830) or eighth (1803-1860) baronet of Ganton, whose progenitor, John Legard, for whom the baronetcy was created in 1660, fought as a Royalist in the Civil War and sat as Member of Parliament for Scarborough after the Restoration. An excellent set, bindings square, tight and bright, title pages foxed with very light sporadic foxing thereafter, in custom-made folding half morocco case stamped in gilt. Not in Spiller & Blackburn. OCLC: 8506345, citing only two copies worldwide (American Antiquarian Society and Univ. of Tulsa). Second British Edition of Cooper's masterpiece. "The second and most famous of the [five] Leatherstocking Tales, and the first in which the scout Natty Bumpo was made the symbol of all that was wise, heroic and romantic." Grolier American 100, 34) "Set in 1757, during the French and Indian wars, The Last of the Mohicans established Natty Bumppo (called "Hawkeye" in this novel) as one of the immortal figures of American literature and indeed of the American imagination. Like the magnificent landscape of forests and waterfalls in which he moves, Natty is here restored to the full vigor of an earlier period of life. With his role as frontier scout and his hunting outfit which combines white and native elements, he appears to inhabit a liminal space between the culture of his origin and the world of his friends, the native warriors Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last Mohican of the title." (The Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1127

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