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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 436

    COOPER, James Fenimore. The Two Admirals. A Tale. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1843.

    Price Realised  

    COOPER, James Fenimore. The Two Admirals. A Tale. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1843.

    2 volumes, 12o (200 x 115 mm). (Lightly browned, some spotting.) Original terracotta printed wrappers (lightly soiled, chipped, remnants of back wrapper of volume two detached); modern quarter red morocco gilt slipcase.

    "Unsold sheets [of the first edition] were issued in printed terra-cotta wrapper, the wrapper dated 1843" (BAL 3899 note); Spiller and Blackburn 33 p. 116.

    [With:]

    COOPER, James Fenimore. The Crater; or, Vulcan's Peak. A Tale of the Pacific. New York: Burgess, Stringer & Company, 1847.

    2 volumes, 12o (180 x 107 mm). Original brown printed wrappers (chipped and lightly soiled, back wrapper of volume two detached); modern quarter red morocco gilt slipcase.

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with the Preface mispaginated. BAL 3925; Sabin 16426; Spiller and Blackburn 47.

    [With:]

    COOPER, James Fenimore. Precaution. A Novel . . . Containing W.C. Bryant's Oration on the Life, Writings, and Genius of the Author. New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1852.

    2 volumes, 12o (194/186 x 118/116 mm). Integral leaf publishers' advertisements at the end of volume one, 6pp., at the end of volume two. 2 plates. Original brown printed wrappers (chipped at the head and foot of the spine, two small holes in the back wrapper of volume two); modern quarter red morocco gilt slipcase.

    Revised edition, reprinting Bryant's address delivered in Metropolitan Hall, New York 25 February 1852 and first printed in Memorial for James Fenimore Cooper, 1852. Spiller and Blackburn 1 p. 18. (6)


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