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JAMES FENIMORE COOPER

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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.

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VERY RARE FIRST EDITION OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER’S THE RED ROVER, PUBLISHED IN PARIS DURING HIS SOJOURN THERE

(COOPER, James Fenimore). The Red Rover. Paris, 1827. Three volumes.

First edition, published in Paris during Cooper's extended visit to France, preceding both the English and American editions, of Cooper’s eighth novel, a maritime adventure, handsomely bound. $6800.

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“THE DOCTOR AND MRS. IVES ROSE FROM THEIR SEATS INVOLUNTARILY, AND STOOD EACH FOR A MOMENT AS IF LOST IN AN ASTONISHMENT THAT WAS MINGLED WITH GRIEF”

COOPER, James Fenimore. Precaution, a Novel. New York, 1820. Two volumes.

First edition of Cooper's first novel, published anonymously, handsomely bound by Bennett. $5500.

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FIRST EDITION OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER’S LIONEL LINCOLN, 1825

COOPER, James Fenimore. Lionel Lincoln. New York, 1825. Two volumes.

First edition of Cooper’s fifth novel, the story of a Loyalist American, with an extremely accurate account of Battle of Bunker Hill. A lovely unopened copy in original boards. $1750.

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'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.

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FIRST EDITION OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER’S NOTIONS OF THE AMERICANS, IN ORIGINAL BOARDS

COOPER, James Fenimore. Notions of the Americans: Picked Up By a Travelling Bachelor. Philadelphia, 1828. Two volumes.

First American edition of Cooper’s defense to Europeans of the American mentality, in original boards. $1250.

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"A SET OF POLITICAL MAXIMS THAT WERE PERHAPS AS RUTHLESS, AS TYRRANIC, AND AS SELFISH AS EVER WERE INVENTED BY THE EVIL INGENUITY OF MAN"

(COOPER, James Fenimore). The Bravo. Philadelphia, 1831. Two volumes.

First America edition of the first of Cooper's three European novels, set in Venice, in original paper boards. $750.

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"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.

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"A REPUBLICAN HISTORY IS AS MUCH HISTORY AS A MONARCHICAL HISTORY; AND A HISTORICAL NAME IN ONE, IS QUITE AS MUCH ENTITLED TO CONSIDERATION, AS A HISTORICAL NAME IN ANOTHER"

(COOPER, James Fenimore). Home as Found. Philadelphia, 1842. Two volumes.

First edition of one of Cooper's most controversial works. $450.

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"THE AMERICANS ARE GREAT TALKERS ON POLITICAL SUBJECTS… AND JUST AS YOU EXPECT A REVOLUTION, THEY GO HOME AND DRINK TEA"

(COOPER, James Fenimore). Sketches of Switzerland. Part Second. Philadelphia, 1836. Two volumes.

First American edition of Cooper's first travel book published three weeks after the English edition, written after seven years' residence in Europe, in original paper boards. $250.

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