"WHAT IS COMFORT IN ONE COUNTRY WOULD BE THOUGHT GREAT DISCOMFORT IN ANOTHER…"
COOPER, James Fenimore. The Heidenmauer, a Legend of the Rhine. Paris: Baudry's Foreign Library, 1832. Octavo, contemporary half brown sheep gilt, marbled boards and edges. $300.
First French edition in English of Cooper's novel set in Germany during the Reformation.
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. This edition was published as Volume XXV in the Collection of Ancient and Modern British Novels and Romances series. Spiller & Blackburn 16. See BAL3858. Armorial bookplate.
Scattered light foxing and soiling to text, contemporary calf with wear to head of spine, front joint just starting. A very good copy.