Writings of J. Fenimore Cooper. Author's Autograph Edition.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1895 - 1900.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1895 - 1900. First edition. 33 vols. Number 48 of 63 sets with a manuscript page bound into one volume. This set with a page from Chapter 3 of "Oak Openings" in the author's hand, 44 lines with corrections. "Elksfoot left the spot the first. After completing his adieus, the Pottawattamie threw his rifle into the hollow of his arm, felt at his belt, as if to settle it into its place, made some little disposition of his light summer covering, and moved off in a southwesterly direction, passing through the open glades, and almost equally unobstructed groves, as steady in his movements as if led by an instinct."
The set is Fine with spines uniformly and gently toned, a few volumes with slight soiling to outer boards, but leather whole and unworn, internal contents fresh and clean. Each volume sumptuously bound in 3/4 green Morocco over marbled linen with silk ribbon markers. Hand-colored steel engraved frontispieces and additional engravings on Japon vellum. The finest edition of Cooper's writings available. One of the best-loved, nineteenth-century American novelists, most remembered for his Leatherstocking Tales, but prolific in his output. Additional images available upon request. Fine (Item #507)