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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 403

    COOPER, James Fenimore. The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale. New York: Charles Wiley, 1823.

    Price Realised  

    COOPER, James Fenimore. The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale. New York: Charles Wiley, 1823.

    2 volumes in one, 12o (183 x 106 mm). Half-titles, errata leaf at end of volume two. (Some heavy spotting.) Contemporary mottled calf gilt (covers detached, worn); modern half red morocco gilt slipcase. Provenance: S.B.C. Rogers (gift inscription from her father E. Cawen).

    FIRST EDITION. First printing of volume one with E.B. Clayton noted as the printer, first state of volume two with page 329 numbered on the left side of the page. BAL 3829; Sabin 16502; Spiller and Blackburn 3.

    [With:]

    COOPER, James Fenimore. Satanstoe; or, The Littlepage Manuscripts. A Tale of the Colony. New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co, 1845. -- The Chainbearer; or, The Littlepage Manuscripts. New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co, 1845. -- The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin: being the Conclusion of the Littlepage Manuscripts. New York: Burgess & Stringer, 1846.

    Together 6 volumes in two, 12o (181 x 110 mm). (Some spotting and few pale stains.) Near contemporary half tan calf, marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered morocco labels on the spines (a bit scuffed); two modern quarter red morocco gilt slipcases. Provenance: Rev. A.D. Fräcey (signatures).

    FIRST AMERICAN EDITIONS. Preceded by the London editions, the last title published as Ravensnest. BAL 3915, 3917, 3922; Sabin 16528, 16422, 16525; Spiller and Blackburn 42, 43, 45. (4)


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