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 back of volume one and at back of volume two, 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. E. M. Smith's (private?) library stamps on front board and front paste-down of each volume. Muslin mostly faded to tan, corner tips worn, paper labels on spine panels rubbed with loss to lettering, scattered foxing to endpapers and text block, still a very good set with full compliment of advertisements not found in all copies. (#150696).

Price: $1,000.00

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