Copperstown: H. & E. Phinney, 1838. Original Cloth. First Edition. 12mo (177 x 107mm): 100pp. Original plain brown muslin over boards (variant not noted by Blanck), original printed paper label to front cover. Cloth, particularly spine tips, gently rubbed; light scattered foxing throughout, still a very attractive example. BAL 3886. Howes C747. Spiller & Blackburn 26. Near Fine+. Item #BB2139
With his greatest successes a decade in the past, Cooper returned from Europe in 1833, settling first in New York City and finally in Cooperstown, New York, the town his father had founded half a century earlier. He was compelled to continue writing for income, and the present humble effort, published anonymously, was probably undertaken as much to put bread on the table as out of filial duty. But it is among Cooper's scarcest books and rarely found in such pleasing condition. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).