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[Note] 1838 November 20, Philadelphia [to] James Fenimore Cooper [for] Homeward Bound / Lea & Blanchard.

Title: [Note] 1838 November 20, Philadelphia [to] James Fenimore Cooper [for] Homeward Bound / Lea & Blanchard.
Corporate Author: Lea & Blanchard.
Date: 1838 November 20.
Extent: [1] leaf.
General Note: See also additional letters and manuscript fragments from Cooper in the collection.
Abstract: The note promises Cooper $500 in six months for the right to print 500 copies of Homeward Bound with the right to print 500 more of Home as Found, "whatever may be wanted." Both books, published in 1838, deal with the disillusionment of a family returning to America after a long stay abroad. Cooper's own family resided abroad when they relocated to Lyons, France to assume the post of US Consul in 1826; Cooper remained in Europe traveling and writing until 1833. Cooper, the 11th of 12 children born to the man who founded Cooperstown and built Ostego Hall, is remembered for his books of sailing and wilderness adventure, including the Leatherstocking Series featuring Natty Bumppo, the most well-known of which is Last of the Mohicans (1826). In addition to enjoying the life of a country gentleman in New York, Cooper also traveled and wrote extensively in Europe.
Personal Subject: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
Subject: American literature--19th century
Publishers and publishing.
Recipient: Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.
 

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