James Fenimore Cooper "The Spy"  First Edition thus, Illustrated by C. LeRoy Baldridge FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING to U.S.
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"The Spy" by James Fenimore Cooper, published in 1924 by Milton, Balch & Co. in 1924.First edition thus book with glossy color illustrated title page plus 8 more glossy full page illustrations.This is a super early work by Cooper, being just the second novel published by him in the year 1821.8vo, blue cloth wrapped vintage hard cover, glossy illustrated paste-on on front board, deckled outer and bottom text block edges, illustrations by C. LeRoy Baldridge, decorated end papers, 389 pages.This is a "very good -" to "very good" vintage hardcover with a pictorial front board. The binding is intact but a little weakened front and back, hinges are soft but not cracked. There are no loose. torn or folded pages, no writing apparent. The board corners are lightly bumped, more at the top then the bottoms, some wear at tips with board showing through a little. The spine head and tail are bumped with the head lightly frayed. The text block edges are lightly tanned with the pages themselves bright (see accompanying images). Some general surface wear and spotting on the front and back boards, with a 3/8" round scuff on the glossy pictorial on the front being the worst.Not quite perfect, but still really pleasant and the illustrations are wonderful!Will make for a special gift or addition to your own collection.Will ship to you carefully packaged and fully insured.