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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 444

    COOPER, James Fenimore. The Ways of the Hour; A Tale. New York: George P. Putnam, 1850.

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    COOPER, James Fenimore. The Ways of the Hour; A Tale. New York: George P. Putnam, 1850.

    12o (187 x 122 mm). Half-title, 4pp. publishers' advertisements at the end. (Some light spotting.) Original brown straight-grained cloth decorated in blind, lettered in gilt on the spine, by Cook's Souvenir Binders New York (spine a bit faded with small chips at the head and foot); modern quarter red morocco gilt slipcase. Provenance: Miss M.A. De Lancey (gift inscription from H.F. Phinney).

    FIRST EDITION. INSCRIBED BY COOPER'S SON-IN-LAW to a member of Cooper's wife's family (in all likelihood her youngest sister Maria Arabella 1803-1882) on the recto of the first blank: "Miss M.A. De Lancey with respects of H.F. Phinney, Buffalo June 3 1850". With superfluous signature mark 2 at p.13 and one blank leaf at the end. BAL 3935; Spiller and Blackburn 50.


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