* COOPER, James Fenimore (1789-1851). Autograph letter signed ("J. Fenimore Cooper"), to Major W. E. Frye. N.p., 9 April [no year].
1 page, 12mo (114 x 104 mm), a few pale stains. Cooper apparently returning a copy of a translation of The Legend of Frithiof by Esaias Tegner (London, 1835), edited and translated in part by Frye: "My dear Major, I send back the Danes, big and little, Swedes, 'pioneers and all.' We think 'Frithiof' a striking poem, and owe you an especial notice for having translated it into any other than your mother tongue. With many thanks and constant good wishes, I am my dear Major, yours very truly J. Fenimore Coooper" In a postscript he adds, "Do you see the republicans were like to get the republic of Frankfurt. What a thing is a name."
Estimate $ 800-1,200
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California