The Redskins in original wrappers
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Redskins; or Indian and Ingin: being the Conclusion of the Littlepage Manuscripts
New York: Burgess, Stringer, & Company, 1846
Two volumes. Original printed russet wrappers. Spines repaired, a few chips. Foxed. An excellent set. Half morocco case.
First American edition, in original printed wrappers. This is the conclusion of Cooper’s Littlepage Manuscripts trilogy, a series of novels examining the leasehold system in New York. Cooper saw attacks on the system as a threat to private property. “He was particularly incensed when tenants, disguised as American Indians, resorted to violence” in opposition to the landowners” (ANB).
This is an excellent example in the original wrappers. They correspond most closely to BAL’s states A and E respectively, but with an ampersand in the imprint in place of “and;” BAL states there is no known priority and that “the wrappers may have been printed simultaneously.”