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    [James Fenimore Cooper]. The Spy. London: 1822. First UK edition. Three volumes. Twelvemo. x, 318; [2], 314; [2], 312 pages. Publisher's half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spine tooled in gilt and blind with red leather label, boards ruled in blind; all text block edges trimmed and sprinkled brown. Paper rubbed and discolored from exposure to calf, worn through at board edges; evidence of color correction added at board corners to disguise wear. Corners of endpapers toned from calf; ownership label at each front pastedown. Text block edges dulled and a bit soiled; occasional, mostly marginal foxing and spot-soiling scattered throughout interior; previous owner signature at head of each title-page. About very good. Cooper's second novel, first published in America in 1821, is reported to have been the first to earn wide and long-lasting fame, going on to influence American literature for the rest of the nineteenth century.

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    October, 2020
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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