Book Description

First edition thus (first single volume edition, “revised, corrected, and illustrated with a new introduction, etc. by the author”). Octavo. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards; the spine with four raised bands, decoratively ruled in gilt, and with later(?) red morocco title label lettered in gilt. Early twentieth-century bookplate for Dalton Hall Library to the front pastedown. Engraved frontispiece with tissue-guard and additional engraved title page with vignette illustration. x + 401pp. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little rubbing to the joints and extremities. The contents with some light spotting to the frontispiece and engraved title page and the very occasional spot of minor foxing elsewhere are otherwise in very good order.
Dealer Notes
An attractive copy of the first single volume edition of the author’s most famous work, first published in Philadelphia in 1826.
Author COOPER, J. F. [James Fenimore]:
Date 1831
Publisher London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley.

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