"WHAT HAS HERE BEEN SAID, HAS BEEN SAID FRANKLY, AND I HOPE WITH A SUITABLE SIMPLICITY"
COOPER, James Fenimore. A Letter to his Countrymen. New York: John Wiley, 1834. Royal octavo, original paper boards, green cloth spine. $650.
First edition, in original boards, of Cooper's angry denunciation of his recent critics.
Written shortly after returning from spending seven years in Europe, A Letter to His Countrymen begins as a response and attack to a review of his recent novel The Bravo and from there moves into discussions of American politics, Americans abroad, and some of the intellectual tendencies of he found in America upon return. Spiller & Blackburn 18. BAL 3866.
Scattered foxing to text and boards. A near-fine copy in the original binding.