Precaution: A Novel. A new edition, revised by the author.

  • Cooper, James Fenimore
  • London: Richard Bentley 1839


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12mo, pp. vi, 392 + engraved frontispiece and additional title-page. Original purple ribbed cloth, boards and spine blocked with decorative frames in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Engravings foxed, a little minor spotting in text. Binding somewhat shaken, boards and spine largely faded to brown (apart from irregular areas), cloth spotted and blotchy, extremities a touch worn. Booklabel of Wester Fordel to front pastedown, ownership inscription of Louisa Kirkland to title-page.


Cooper's first novel, in the style of contemporary English domestic novels rather than the adventures for which he became famous. This is the second edition, revised by Cooper and issued as one volume (the 1820 first had been in two) as no. 74 in Bentley's Standard Novels series.

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