American writer (1789–1851) best known for his series of Leatherstocking Tales and the novel The Last of the Mohicans. ALS signed “J. Fenimore Cooper,” one page, 5 x 8, no date. Letter to Mr. Duby. In part: “As I am in a hurry to dress, to join some friends, I take the liberty to answer your note, in my own language. l am truly sensible of the trouble you have given yourself, to restore me to the good graces of the Princess Vilkousky, and as l have been so…already, in respect to the Lady, it will, perhaps, be better…to show some improvement, for the interview. lf tomorrow will be equally agreeable to you, tomorrow shall be the day…lf you are at leisure and disposed to the adventure, I think l can procure you a safe and an easy horse, and one too that is good looking, if apprised of your wishes before nine in the morning.” Second integral page is addressed in Cooper’s hand. In very good condition, with uniform toning, a vertical crease through a single letter of signature, and light edge wear. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
RR Auction James Fenimore Cooper American writer