3 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 875
Estimate USD 800 - USD 1,200
COOPER, James Fenimore. The Wing-and-Wing, or Le Feu-Follet; A Tale. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1842.
12o (178 x 110 mm). (Lightly browned, one or two spots and stains, title-page of volume two torn crossing the text.) Contemporary half black calf, marble boards, spine in five compartments with four raised bands, gilt-lettered red morocco label in one (a bit scuffed); modern quarter red morocco gilt slipcase.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Preceded by the London edition published as The Jack O'Lantern. BAL 3900; Spiller and Blackburn 34.
COOPER, James Fenimore. Wyandotté, or the Hutted Knoll. A Tale. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1843.
2 volumes in one, 12o (184 x 107 mm). (Some occasionally heavy spotting.) Publishers' purple cloth embossed with flower and leaf pattern, gilt-lettered morocco label on the spine (slightly rubbed); modern quarter red morocco gilt slipcase.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. VARIANT BINDING, originally issued in two volumes in terracotta wrappers. BAL 3905; Sabin 16570; Spiller and Blackburn 37.
COOPER, James Fenimore. Afloat and Ashore; or the Adventures of Miles Wallingford. Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1844.
4 volumes in two, 12o (181 x 108 mm). (Some light browning, a few spots and stains.) Contemporary half tan calf, marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered morocco labels on the spines (a bit rubbed); two modern quarter red morocco gilt slipcases. Provenance: Catherine Haight (signatures); Rev. Wm. Traun (signature).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION with C. Sherman recorded as the printer beneath the copyright information in volume one. Preceded by the London editions. BAL 3910, 3912; Sabin 16409; Spiller and Blackburn 39. (4)
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The correct count for this lot is 4.