"WHAT IS COMFORT IN ONE COUNTRY WOULD BE THOUGHT GREAT DISCOMFORT IN ANOTHER…"
(COOPER, James Fenimore). The Heidenmauer; or, the Benedictines. A Legend of the Rhine. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832. Two volumes. Small octavo, original paper boards and spines, original paper spine labels, uncut; housed in a custom chemise and slipcase. $600.
First America edition of Cooper's novel set in Germany during the Reformation, in original paper boards.
The second of three of Cooper's European novels, in which Cooper examines the conflict between the church, the aristocracy and the rising commercial class. First published in London that same year in July, this American first edition followed two months later in September. Spiller & Blackburn 16. BAL3858. Bookplate.
Foxing and embrowning to text, boards with some soiling and wear to spines and joints. Rare in original boards.