3 December 2007
COOPER, James Fenimore. The Deerslayer; or, the First War-Path. A Tale. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841.
2 volumes, 12o (182 x 111 mm). (Some occasional spotting and staining.) Original purple muslin, printed paper labels on spines (spines a bit faded, labels browned and chipped on volume one, covers lightly soiled); modern quarter red morocco gilt slipcase. Provenance: D. Linn (partially excised and erased signatures); Catherine A. Linn (signatures).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. A FINE FAMILY COPY OF THIS CLASSIC LEATHERSTOCKING NOVEL. D. Linn has signed the front free-endpaper of each volume (partially torn away in volume two), Catherine A. Linn has signed each volume on the recto of the first blank and the title-page in each volume and again on the first page of text in volume two. Cooper's grandson James Fenimore Cooper married into the Linn family in 1891. With the Fagan-Ashmead imprint on the verso of each title-page. BAL 3895; Sabin 16430. (2)
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