3 December 2007
COOPER, James Fenimore. Monikins. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1835.
2 volumes. 12o (202 x 120 mm). 4pp. publishers' advertisements at beginning and 12pp. at end of volume one, 8pp. at the end of volume two. (Intermittent spotting throughout.) Original cherry muslin-backed drab paper boards, uncut (spines faded, labels a bit browned, boards a bit scuffed); modern quarter morocco gilt slipcase. Provenance: James Fenimore Cooper (signature); Susan Fenimore Cooper (signatures); Fenimore Cooper (signatures dated 1895); William Cooper (inscription).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, THE AUTHOR'S COPY, SIGNED "J. Fenimore Cooper" on the title-page, and with further family association: signed by his daughter "Susan F. Cooper" on the front cover of each volume, in a 19th-century hand "Fenimore Cooper" on the front paste-down of each volume, and inscribed "Wm Cooper's" on the title-page of volume two. BAL 3868; Sabin 16481; Spiller and Blackburn 19. (2)
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