Lionel Lincoln; or, The Leaguer of Boston [2 volumes]. James Fenimore Cooper.
Lionel Lincoln; or, The Leaguer of Boston [2 volumes]

Lionel Lincoln; or, The Leaguer of Boston [2 volumes]

New York: Charles Wiley, 1825. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. 2 volumes: xii, 263 p.; 270 p.; 18 cm. 19th-century tree calf with six spine compartments between gilt rules. Two red morocco spine labels in middle compartments with gilt-tooled series title, Cooper's Novels, and title, Lionel Lincoln. Vol. 2 dated 1824. This is from an earlier part of the print run, as the signature 11 is present on page [121] of vol. 2, along with the letter n in the word "opinion" directly above the signature mark (both of which disappeared during the course of the print run -- see BAL 3832). Leaf preceding title page in each volume bears title: Legends of the Thirteen Republics. Cooper had planned for Lionel Lincoln to be the first in a series of 13 historical novels called Legends of the Thirteen Republics, but the unenthusiastic reception led to his abandonment of the plan. Faintly at the head of both title pages: Jno. Hart. Cooper set this somewhat Gothic novel in Boston in 1775 at the beginning of the American Revolution. In Very Good- Condition: edges rubbed; vol. 1 front joint is weak; loss of leather at head of vol. l spine and minimally on back joint; minor scrapes on both back boards; upper corner of first 3 leaves of vol. 2 creased; foxing throughout both volumes; otherwise pages are clean and tight. Very Good -. Item #002121

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