"OUR ROUTE LAY THROUGH MEADOWS OF SHORT BUT SWEET GRASSES; AND LITTLE GIRLS CAME OUT TO MEET US, EVERY TEN OR FIFTEEN RODS, WITH OFFERINGS OF ROSES, CHERRIES ON THEIR BRANCHES, AND STRAWBERRIES IN THE LEAVES…"
(COOPER, James Fenimore). Sketches of Switzerland. Philadelphia, 1836. Two volumes.
First edition of Cooper's first travel book, written after seven years' residence in Europe, in original cloth. $550.