James Fenimore Cooper

The spy: a tale of the neutral ground.

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Title

The spy: a tale of the neutral ground.

Creator

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.

Description

Cooper spent thirty years attempting to correct compositors', proofreaders', and printers' errors in the text of his second novel, which is about the American Revolution. Complications abounded because Cooper was proofreading the first volume as he wrote the second volume. Additionally, he had the final chapter of the second volume printed by Wiley & Halsted in New York before he even wrote the previous chapters! The copy displayed here, which is of the 1827 fifth edition, was printed by Carey, Lea & Carey after Cooper had left for a seven-year stay in Europe. Unfortunately, the publishers introduced new errors into the text. The last edition of the novel to be released during Cooper's lifetime was the 1849 Putnam edition, which featured only a few of Cooper's corrections.

Place

Philadelphia:

Publisher

Carey, Lea, & Carey--Chesnut Street.

Date

1827.

Bibliographic Citation

Extent

2 v. ; 19 cm.

Identifier

250717

Relation

Fifth edition.

Citation

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851., “The spy: a tale of the neutral ground. ,” James Fenimore Cooper, accessed May 30, 2020, https://americanantiquarian.org/JFCooper/items/show/423.