1846 FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER'S THE REDSKINS
COOPER, James Fenimore. The Redskins, or Indian and Injin: Being the Conclusion of the Littlepage Manuscripts. New York: Burgess & Stringer, 1846. Two volumes. Small octavo, original rust paper wrappers. Housed in custom chemises and a half morocco slipcase. $1200.
First American edition of the final volume of Cooper's Littlepage Manuscripts trilogy, quite rare in original wrappers.
The concluding story to Satanstoe and The Chainbearer, both published the year before. Preceded by the London edition (Ravensnest; Or, The Redskins) of the same year. Both Volumes are in BAL State A, no priority determined. BAL 3922. Spiller & Blackburn 45. Bookplate in one chemise.
Foxing to text; soiling to fragile original wrappers, with front wrapper to Volume I starting. Quite scarce.