DescriptionJames Fenimore Cooper's copy. [Sir George Stephen]. Caveat Emptor. The Adventures of a Gentleman in Search of a Horse. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. First edition. Green cloth with paper label. Dust jacket with paper penned label. Cooper and Phinney bookplates. Good.
Octavo. 288 pages.
Binding is rubbed, scuffed and slightly stained. The corners and spine ends are bumped. The paper spine label exhibits toning and loss. Dust jacket is slightly rubbed. Hinges are loose. Toning and foxing throughout. James Fenimore Cooper and Frederick Phinney bookplates affixed to front pastedown endpaper. Some pencil notations to front endpapers. Small tear to front free endpaper. J. Fenimore Cooper inscription on title-page is not believed to be in his hand. Ephemera laid-in. Good condition.
Frederick Phinney was a Cooperstown publisher who published three of Cooper's books.
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