The Spy: a Tale of the Neutral Ground. James Fennimore COOPER.

The Spy: a Tale of the Neutral Ground

Liverpool: A.C. Baynes, 1831. Reissue. 12mo (17cm). Contemporary green patterned cloth with leather spine label; engraved title page; 396pp. Slight external wear; title page darkened and slightly foxed; Very Good. Ownership signature of a Gertrude Symes to front pastedown; earlier initials "RGS" to front free endpaper.

An uncommon printing, presumably unauthorized, of Cooper's second novel. Bentley (London) reissued the work the same year, with substantial revisions by Cooper for the English market; however, the current text appears to follow that of the first English edition (1822). For this edition, OCLC notes only four locations, two in North America (Penn, OSU); not noted in BAL or Spiller & Blackburn. Penn's copy notes an inserted leaf of ads before title page, not present in this copy.

Price: $200.00

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