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(COOPER, James Fenimore). Sketches of Switzerland. Part Second. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. Two volumes. Small octavo, original paper boards rebacked in cloth with original paper spine labels laid down. $250.
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.
Written as a series of letters, Sketches of Switzerland Part Second is part of a series of travel books that Cooper wrote after returning from Europe after 7 years and is based on time spent by the Cooper family based outside Berne. The first part of Sketches of Switzerland was published earlier that same year. Spiller & Blackburn 21. BAL 3874.
Interiors unusually clean, original boards fresh. A lovely copy.