THE MONIKINS. James Fenimore Cooper.

THE MONIKINS. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1835. 12mo, two volumes: pp. [v-vii] viii-xii [xiii] xiv [15] 16-251 [252: blank] + [4]-page publisher's catalogue inserted at front and [12]-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear; [i-iii] iv [5] 6-244 + [8]-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, flyleaves at front and rear of both volumes, original drab boards with purple-red muslin shelf back, printed paper labels affixed to spine panels, all edges untrimmed. First U.S. edition. The Monikins are a society of monkeys inhabiting the south polar regions. "Political and economic satire in the guise of an imaginary voyage, with a fair amount of science-fictional material." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 481. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-30. Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 481. Joel Nydahl, "Early Fictional Futures: Utopia, 1798-1864," Kenneth M. Roemer (ed.), America as Utopia (1981), p. 291. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 43. Bleiler (1978), p. 48. Reginald 03389. BAL 3868. Wright (I) 647. Spiller & Blackburn 19. Muslin mostly faded to tan, corners worn, paper labels on spine panels rubbed, shallow fraying to upper spine end of volume one, scattered foxing to endpapers and text block, still a very good set with full compliment of advertisements not found in all sets. (#133806).

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