The Cooper Vignettes.

New York: James G. Gregory, 1862.

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.

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.

Illustrator: Darley, F.O.C.
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First
Language: English

Price: $850.00

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