James Fenimore Cooper

American writer, 1789-1851

"Cooper's historical romances depicting frontier and Native American life from the 17th to the 19th centuries created a unique form of American literature. He lived much of his boyhood and the last fifteen years of life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper served in the U.S. Navy, where he learned the technology of managing sailing vessels which greatly influenced many of his novels. His best-known works are five historical novels of the frontier period, written between 1823 and 1841, known as the ""Leatherstocking Tales"", which introduced the iconic American frontier scout, and the Romantic novel ""The Last of the Mohicans""."

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Cooper, James Fenimore

American writer (1789-1851). Autograph letter signed ("J. Fenimore Cooper"). Paris. 8vo (192:134 mm). 1 p. on a single bifolium. Address panel to verso.
$ 5,802 / 5.000 € (33844/BN29414)

In remarkably good French, to the engineer Pierre-Alexandre Adolphe Jullien, thanking him for his concern about his health, and gives an estimate for the publication date of the forthcoming French edition of The Prairie ("sans doute, pendant le mois d'avril", depending on the industry of the translator and publisher) and he makes some social arrangements in Paris. Cooper had brought his family to Paris the previous year, becoming the centre of a small but influential circle of American expatriots.

- Traces of seal, slight loss to upper forecorner from opening (expert old repair, no loss). Early annotation in French to head describing Cooper as "le Walter-Scott de l’amérique du nord". Provenance: Charavay, Paris..

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Cooper, James Fenimore

American writer (1789-1851). Cheque with autogr. insertion and signature. Cooperstown. Narrow oblong 8vo. (57:149 mm).
$ 522 / 450 € (59703/BN44186)

Issued by the Otsego County Bank in the amount of US $ 25,42. - In mint condition.

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