PROOF PLATES IN MAGNIFICENT FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
DARLEY, F.O.C. (COOPER, James Fenimore) ~ The Cooper Vignettes. India Proofs Before Letter.
New York: James G. Gregory, 1862
Full crushed morocco, 15 inches tall. Magnificently Bound by Riviere with gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooled panels and a sequence of gilt rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Complete with Engraved portrait, engraved title page and a further 62 superb engravings illustrating the novels of James Fenimore Cooper. With some original paper wraps bound in. Some superficial scratching to the lower board. A spectacular example of this finely produced work.