James Fenimore Cooper Collection, 1890, undated.


Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911,. James Fenimore Cooper Collection, 1890, undated.

James Fenimore Cooper Collection, 1890, undated.

The collection consists of James Fenimore Cooper's "The history of the navy of the United States," originally published in two volumes in 1839, extra-illustrated by John Sanford Barnes (see NHSC-John Sanford Barnes) into an eight-volume version with the addition of 427 portraits, 343 prints, 154 autograph letters signed, 32 maps, 23 broadsides, 10 signed documents, and 11 original water color sketches and portraits. It is accompanied by original and carbon typescripts of Barnes's lists of the extra illustrations, a manuscript notebook index of the additions, and a folder of photoreproductions.

8 v., 3 folders.

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