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DARLEY, F.O.C. [COOPER, James Fenimore] Darley, F.O.C. (illustrator)

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: James G. Gregory
Date Published: 1862

Description: From Drawings by Darley. India Proofs Before Letter. Illustrated with 64 splendid engravings, mounted on a single-sided page, protected with tissue and accompanied by a page of explanatory text. Folio, full contemporary red pebbled morocco; with ornate gilt panels on cover and spine; marbled endpapers, a.e.g. New York: James G. Gregory, 1862. A near fine copy with very clean plates.

Comments: An impressive book presented by the publishers as a monument to national art. Scenes and characters from Fenimore Cooper are illustrated by the leading American artists of the time, engraved in bank-note style. It was perhaps the first attempt to introduce the deep cutting & solid lining of a bank-note die into book work.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: near fine
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 166452

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