3 December 2007
COOPER, James Fenimore. Mercedes of Castile: or, The Voyage to Cathay. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840.
2 volumes, 12o (186 x 110 mm). (One or two spots, light browning.) Original purple muslin, printed paper labels on the spines (spines faded, labels browned); modern quarter red morocco gilt slipcase. Provenance: Fenimore Cooper (signatures).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Signed by an early descendant "Fenimore Cooper" on each title-page. With spine labels reading "BY THE Author of." Preceded by the London edition. BAL 3893; Sabin 16476 (recording the London edition). (2)
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