Notions of the Americas; Picked Up by a Travelling Bachelor. In Two Volumes.

London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street, 1828. 2 vols., 8vo., xxiv, 459 pp. xi, 477 pp., original drab paper boards, printed paper labels to spine, edges untrimmed. Ink signature on front paste-down, some wear to edges, minor foxing to endpapers and flyleaf, internally bright; very good copy. Bookplate of Baldwin library. First edition. First British edition. Fictional travel narrative originally published anonymously by James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) while living in Europe. A “bachelor“ writes back to European friends during his travels in America arguing for the value of American democracy by examining cultural trends. BAL 2 3841. (Item Id: 108049)

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