THE LAST OF THE FORESTERS: OR, HUMORS ON THE BORDER; A STORY OF THE OLD VIRGINIA FRONTIER. New-York: Derby & Jackson ... Cincinnati: H. W. Derby & Co., 1856. 12mo, pp. [i-iii] iv [v] vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-419 [420: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated plum cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, yellow endpapers. First edition. Cooke, "although he published novels as late as 1885, belongs distinctly to the romantic impulse of which Bird, Kennedy and Simms were the chief representatives ... " - Quinn, American Fiction, pp. 126-27. BAL 3714. Wright (II) 620. Early owner's signature in pencil dated 14 August 1856 on front free endpaper. Spine faded to brown, mild foxing to text block, a tight, clean, very good copy. (#110268).

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