'WITHOUT CIVILIZATION AND GOVERNMENT, THE STRONG WOULD OPPRESS THE WEAK, AND, WITH THEM, AN INDUCEMENT TO EXERTION MUST BE LEFT, BY BESTOWING REWARDS ON TALENTS, INDUSTRY, AND SUCCESS"
COOPER, James Fenimore. American Democrat. Cooperstown, 1838.
First edition of the work that most clearly expresses Cooper's political opinions, in original cloth. $1650.