New York: W. A. Townsend and Company, 1859. Hardcover. VG- (Has light aging overall, with some foxing on and around title page and tissue guard at two opening engravings; otherwise, surfaces are clean; WARMLY INSCRIBED BY JOHN WATTS DE PEYSTER SR on page after tp; book includes pastedown bio of De Peyster inside front cover.). Brown stamped cloth, gilt letters on spine, gilt decoration on front cover, beveled edges, 463 pp., 2 BW illus. Text on spine: Cooper's Novels, illustrated by Darley, Lionel Lincoln. A first edition single volume of James Fenimore Cooper's novel, after its publication in serial form. Illustrated with two opening drawings rendered by American illustrator F. O. C. (Felix Octavius Carr) Darley (1822-1888). This copy is WARMLY INSCRIBED to a William Massonea BY JOHN WATTS DE PEYSTER SR (1821-1907). A printed bio of De Peyster appears inside the front cover. One book marking several interests.
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