INSCRIBED BY JAMES FENIMORE COOPER, THE SCARCE AND IMPORTANT JOURNALS OF THE NEW-YORK ASSEMBLY,1764-66
(COOPER, James Fenimore) (NEW YORK). Journal of the Votes and Proceedings. New York, 1764, 1766. Two volumes.
First edition of this “cornerstone of New York and American colonial history,” an exceptional association copy inscribed by James Fenimore Cooper and dated by him: “May 1845,” additionally inscribed by his brothers, son and grandson. This first edition of the Journals represents the first collected publication of the New York Assembly’s landmark petitions against the Sugar Act, claiming the right “to secure that great Badge of English Liberty, of being taxed only with our own Consent.” $6800.