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    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    12 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 186

    COOPER, James Fenimore (1789-1851). A collection of first editions and association copies from the works of James Fenimore Cooper, from the library of Cooper's great grandson Paul Fenimore Cooper (1899-1970). Comprising:

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    COOPER, James Fenimore (1789-1851). A collection of first editions and association copies from the works of James Fenimore Cooper, from the library of Cooper's great grandson Paul Fenimore Cooper (1899-1970). Comprising:

    The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale. New York: Charles Wiley, 1823. 2 volumes. Contemporary calf. FIRST EDITION, second printing of volume one, first state of volume two. BAL 3829; Sabin 16502; Spiller and Blackburn 3. -- Lionel Lincoln; or The Leaguer of Boston. New York: Charles Wiley, 1825-1824. 2 volumes. (Small hole in the imprint on title-page and lacking last pages of text volume one, some marginal tears occasionally with loss or crossing the text.) Contemporary half calf. Provenance: S. Rouse (contemporary signature); Ada H. Robbins (early inscription). FIRST EDITION. Volume two without copyright notice and p. 96 mispaginated 56. BAL 3832; Sabin 16465; Blackburn and Spiller 6. -- The Prairie; a Tale Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827. 2 volumes. Copyright notice with pasted revision in both volumes. Provenance: E. Dashwood (signature on title-page of volume 2). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. BAL 3836; Sabin 16510; Spiller and Blackburn 8. -- The Wept of Wish Ton-Wish: A Tale. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1829. 2 volumes. Original boards. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. BAL 3844; Sabin 16416 (note); Spiller and Blackburn 11. The Bravo: A Tale. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1831. 2 volumes. Original boards. Provenance: A.W. Wright, New York (partially erased signatures); annotations in a contemporary hand. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.. BAL 3852; Sabin 16417; Spiller and Blackburn 13. -- The Headsman; or, The Abbaye des Vignerons. A Tale. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1833. 2 volumes. (N3-4 of volume two torn across the text.) Original boards. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. BAL 3860; Spiller and Blackburn 17. -- The Bravo: A Tale. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1833. 2 volumes. Original boards. Provenance: Union Library Society of West-Milton (bookplates dated 1838); Riley B. Palmer (inscription dated Feb 6th 1860 in volume two). Spiller and Blackburn 13 p. 67. -- Notions of the Americans: Picked up by a Travelling Bachelor. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1836. 2 volumes. Original boards. New Edition. Howes C-750; Sabin 16486; Spiller and Blackburn 10 p. 56. -- Sketches of Switzerland. By an American. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. 2 volumes. Original muslin. Provenance: Maria Frances Cooper (initials); Richard Cooper (signatures). FIRST EDITION. With the initials of Cooper's daughter Maria Frances Cooper on each front free endpaper, and signed by her husband "R. Cooper" on each title-page. BAL 3871; Spiller and Blackburn 20. -- The American Democrat, or Hints on the Social and Civic Relations of the United States of America. Cooperstown: H. & E. Phinney, 1838. Original cloth. Provenance: Maria Frances Cooper (initials). FIRST EDITION. With the initials of Cooper's daughter Maria Frances Cooper on the front free endpaper. BAL 3880; Howes C-745; Sabin 16412; Spiller and Blackburn 25. -- Recollections of Europe. London: Richard Bentley, 1837. 2 volumes. 20th-century half morocco gilt, uncut. Provenance: Susan Augusta Fenimore Cooper (autograph annotations); (annotations in late 19th-century hand). FIRST EDITION. ANNOTATED IN SOME MARGINS BY THE AUTHOR'S DAUGHTER Susan Fenimore Cooper. BAL 3875; Spiller and Blackburn 22 p. 89. -- Gleanings in Europe. England: by an American. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, and Blanchard, 1837. 2 volumes. Original muslin. Provenance: M.W. Langdon (contemporary signatures on each title-page). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. BAL 3878; Spiller and Blackburn 23. -- Home as Found. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1838. 2 volumes. Original muslin. Provenance: Louise Clarke (signature and contemporary annotation in volume one); Capt. A.A. Mannial. Her Royal Regiment (signature on the title-page in volume two). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. BAL 3884; Sabin 16447; Spiller and Blackburn 28. -- Homeward Bound: or, The Chase. A Tale of the Sea. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1838. 2 volumes. Contemporary calf, gilt. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. BAL 3883; Sabin 16448; Spiller and Blackburn 27. -- Home as Found. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1838. 2 volumes in one. Contemporary calf. Provenance: A.P. Thompson (early signatures). FIRST EDITION. BAL 3884; Sabin 16447; Spiller and Blackburn 28. -- Eve Effingham; or, Home. London: Richard Bentley, 1838. Volume two (of 2) only. Original quarter green cloth, drab paper boards. Provenance: Mrs Fenimore Cooper (gift inscription); (marginal annotations in a near contemporary hand). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, inscribed in a secretarial hand: "Mrs. Fenimore Cooper from the Author" on the title-page. BAL 3885; Sabin 16434; Spiller and Blackburn 28 p. 100. -- The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. 2 volumes. Original muslin. Provenance: S.B.C. Rogers (gift inscriptions from her father E. Cawen). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, second state of volume one. BAL 3892; Sabin 16493; Spiller and Blackburn 30. -- The Deerslayer; or, the First War-Path. A Tale. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. 2 volumes. Original muslin. Provenance: Charles Sheldon (near contemporary ownership inscriptions). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. BAL 3895; Sabin 16430; Spiller and Blackburn 32.
    -- The Two Admirals. A Tale. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842. 2 volumes. Original muslin. Provenance: Martha Nicely (inscriptions and practice signatures). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. BAL 3899; Sabin 16542; Spiller and Blackburn 33. -- The Two Admirals. A Tale. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842. 2 volumes. Original muslin. Provenance: Fenimore Cooper (signatures). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Signed by an early descendant "Fenimore Cooper" on each title-page. BAL 3899; Sabin 16542; Spiller and Blackburn 33. -- Ned Myers; or, A Life Before the Mast. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1843. (Thumbed, small stabholes in headline repaired from p. 125.) 20th-century half brown morocco gilt, original printed front wrapper bound in. Provenance: G. Pomeroy Keese (ownership inscription). FIRST EDITION. Inscribed on the original wrapper by a descendant of Cooper's sister Ann: "G. Pomeroy Keese, Cooperstown." And further inscribed: "Original edition from which Leatherstocking edition was printed", printer's marks throughout. BAL 3908; Sabin 16484; Spiller and Blackburn p. 173. -- Wyandotti, or the Hutted Knoll. A Tale. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1843 -- Satanstoe; or, The Littlepage Manuscripts. A Tale of the Colony. New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co, 1845. Together 4 volumes in two. Near contemporary half green morocco gilt. FIRST AMERICAN EDITIONS. BAL 3906, 3915; Sabin 16570, 16528; Spiller and Blackburn 37, 42. -- Gleanings in Europe. Italy: by an American. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea , and Blanchard, 1838. 2 volumes. Original muslin. Provenance: William Heathcote De Lancey (signatures). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, SIGNED by Cooper's wife's youngest brother William Heathcote De Lancey on the first page of text in volume one and the title-page of volume two. From 1839 De Lancey was first Bishop of the diocese of New York territory west of Utica. BAL 3882; DAB III 216; Spiller and Blackburn 24. -- The Two Admirals. A Tale of the Sea. Paris: A. and W. Galignani and Co., 1842. Contemporary quarter blue calf, gilt. Provenance: Horatio Greenough (ownership inscription). A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY, owned by the American sculptor Horatio Greenough (1805-1825) who has inscribed the half-title on 1st July 1842. -- Homeward Bound: or, The Chase. A Tale of the Sea. Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1838. Contemporary quarter tan calf. Provenance: Mrs. Horatio Greenough (contemporary signature). -- [Gleanings in Europe. Italy. Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1838.] (Title-page excised.) Contemporary quarter tan calf, gilt. Provenance: Fenimore Cooper (signature); James Fenimore Cooper (signature). Inscribed by the author's grandson on the front paste-down "J.F. Cooper" and by an early descendant "Fenimore Cooper" on the Preface leaf. -- The Heidenmauer, A Legend of the Rhine. Paris: Baudry's Foreign Library, 1832. Contemporary quarter calf, gilt. -- A Residence in France; with an Excursion up the Rhine, and a Second Visit to Switzerland. Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1836. 2 volumes. Contemporary quarter tan calf, gilt. -- The History of the Navy of the United States of America. Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1839. 2 volumes. Contemporary quarter green morocco, gilt. Provenance: N.S.S. Tompkins (inscriptions dated November 1894). (50)


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