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    James Fenimore Cooper Autograph Letter Signed "J. Fenimore Cooper." One page, 6" x 7.75", Veray [Switzerland], September 4, 1832. James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) moved his family to Europe in 1826 in an effort to bolster his income and bestow a better education on his children. Writing to a Mr. Cox, Cooper says, in part: "I am commanded by the ladies to report our arrival at this place, where we have taken a house for a month. We hope to see you , to compare notes, shake hands and measure the children... We shall be sorry to quit this part of Switzerland without seeing you...We have taken the house...that you look'd at the other day, and shall probably remain until October. We think of going to the shores of Lake Como...after which we steer towards Paris for the winter..."

    Cooper and his family returned to the United States the following year. He published his work, "Sketches of Switzerland," based on his time in the country, in 1836. Lightly toned and wrinkled. Remnant of wax seal at left edge. Smoothed folds. Text is bright.


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