With an Autograph Manuscript Leaf

The Writings.

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press, [ca.1906].

Price: $7,500.00

About the item

"Author's Autograph Edition" With hand-colored engraved frontispiece on Japanese vellum in each volume, photogravure vignette on title pages, engraved plates throughout with captioned tissue guards. 33 vols. Small 4to. With an Autograph Manuscript Leaf. Original 3/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, spines elaborately gilt, t.e.g. Perforated institutional stamp on title pages. Cf. Spiller and Blackburn p 173.

Item #309339

A handsome and finely illustrated set of Cooper's works, number 21 of 63 copies, with an original autograph leaf of 42 lines from the manuscript of Cooper's 1848 novel, "The Oak Openings; or, The Bee Hunter" tipped-in to the first volume. The novel takes place in Kalamazoo, Michiigan's Oak Opening during the War of 1812 and is about honey-hunter "Ben Buzz."