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    James Fenimore Cooper Autograph Letter Signed. One page with integral address leaf, 7.25" x 9", Paris, January 12, 1832. Addressed to Peter A. Jay in New York, the eldest son of New York's only native Founding Father, John Jay, letter reads in full: "My dear Sir: I have the pleasure to introduce to your acquaintance the Marchese Carlo Torrigiani, a gentleman of Florence, of a highly respectable family, and who is induced to visit America, in company with Mr. Kurns, in order to indulge a natural and commendable curiosity. I beg you will do him any little service that may be in your powers, and help to render his stay in New York agreeable. I remain, dear Sr. Yours very faithfully, J. Fenimore Cooper." Faintly toned. Letter is mounted to a larger sheet measuring 10.75" x 13.5". Accompanied by a second large sheet with two engravings of the great author, each measuring 4.75" x 6.5".

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