Publications of the "Writings of James Fenimore Cooper" with Errata Lists

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Volumes in Print

The Autobiography of a Pocket Handkerchief. Matthew W. Sivils and James P. Elliott, with Historical Introduction by Matthew Wynn Sivils. AMS Press: NY, 2011. Errata. Emendations, 56.30 variants should read: pocket handkerchief]CE; pockethandkerchief AMS, with no related Textual Note.

Afloat and Ashore, or The Adventures of Miles Wallingford. 2 vols. Text established, with an Historical Introduction, by Thomas Philbrick and Marianne Philbrick. New York: AMS Press, 2004.

The Bravo. A Venetian Story.  Text established by Lance Schachterle and James A. Sappenfield.  Historical Introduction by Kay Seymour House and Explanatory Notes by Anna Scannavini.  New York, AMS Press, 2011 or 2012.

The Chainbearer, Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts.  Edited by Lance Schachterle and James P. Elliott, with Historial Introduction by Lance Schachterle, Wesley T. Mott, and John McWilliams and Explanatory notes by Lance Schachterle.  New York: AMS Press, 2016.

The Deerslayer or, the First Warpath. Historical Introduction and Explanatory Notes by James Franklin Beard, Text established by Lance Schachterle, Kent Ljungquist and James Kilby. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987.  Errata: 551.31  43. should be 43.26.

Gleanings in Europe: England. Historical Introduction and Explanatory Notes by Donald A. Ringe and Kenneth W. Staggs; Text established by James P. Elliott, Kenneth W. Staggs, and Robert D. Madison. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1981.  Errata: 288.20  resisitance should be resistance

Gleanings in Europe: France. Historical Introduction and Explanatory Notes by Thomas Philbrick; Text established by Thomas Philbrick and Constance Ayers Denne. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983.

Gleanings in Europe: Italy. Historical Introduction and Explanatory Notes by John Conron and Constance Ayers Denne; Text established by Constance Ayers Denne. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1981.

Gleanings in Europe: The Rhine. Historical Introduction by Ernst Redekop and Maurice Geracht; Text established and Explanatory Notes prepared by Thomas Philbrick and Maurice Geracht. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986.

Gleanings in Europe: Switzerland. Historical Introduction and Explanatory Notes by Robert E. Spiller and James F. Beard; Text established by Kenneth W. Staggs and James P. Elliott. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1980.

Homeward Bound, Or, The Chase, A Tale of the Sea. Text established with Historical Introduction and Textual Notes by Stephen Carl Arch.  New York: AMS Press, 2015.

The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757. Historical Introduction by James Franklin Beard, Text established with Explanatory Notes by James A. Sappenfield and E. N. Feltskog. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983.

Lionel Lincoln; or, The Leaguer of Boston. Text established, with an Historical Introduction and Explanatory Notes, by Donald A. and Lucy B. Ringe. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1985.

Ned Myers; or, A Life Before the Mast. Historical Introduction by William S. Dudley and Hugh Egan. Text Edited by Karen Lentz Madison and R. D. Madison. New York: AMS Press, 2009.

Notions of the Americans: Picked up by a Travelling Bachelor. Text established, with an Historical Introduction and Textual Notes, by Gary Williams. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991.  Errata. xvii.17 Sir Sydney Smith should be Rev. Sydney Smith.  469.32  acutally should be actually; 472.28  rememberd should be remembered; 482.12  digust should be disgust

The Pathfinder, or the Inland Sea. Text established, with an Historical Introduction, by Richard Dilworth Rust. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1981.  Errata. 270.15 Better should be “Better

The Pilot; A Tale of the Sea. Text established, with Historical Introduction and Explanatory Notes, by Kay Seymour House. State University of New York Press, 1986.

The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna. A Descriptive Tale. Historical Introduction and Explanatory Notes by James Franklin Beard, Text established by Lance Schachterle and Kenneth M. Andersen Jr. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1980.  Errata: li.33 shipman should be Shipman; 92.39 Elizabetn should be Elizabeth  

 

The Prairie, A Tale. Text established, with Historical Introduction, by James P. Elliott. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983.  Errata: xxv.37 (240.6-13) should be (27.16-19); 48.16 dispositon should be disposition; 247.9; witnessd should be witnessed; 407.6 BSM should be BSN; 409.26 (pp.000-000) should be (pp. 412-13). In Notes on Plates XVII-XX (CE p. 413), for please add:

(Plate XVII): The corresponding CE page numbers are 121.39-124.21

(Plate XVIII): The corresponding CE pages numbers are 122.21-37 (p. 266 of Bossange proof) and 125.19-35 (p. 273 of Bossange proof)

(Plate XIX): The corresponding CE page numbers are 359.7-361.34

(Page XX): The corresponding CE page numbers are 360.24-361.33

Finally, 413.7 inrevisions should be in revisions.

The Red Rover, A Tale. Text established, with an Historical Introduction, by Thomas and Marianne Philbrick. State University of New York Press, 1991.

Satanstoe; or The Littlepage Manuscripts: A Tale of the Colony. Historical Introduction by Kay Seymour House, Text established and Explanatory Notes by Kay Seymour House and Constance Ayers Denne. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990.  Errata: xxi.1 and 24 triology should be trilogy; 131.13 protion should be portion

The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground. Historical introduction by James P. Elliott, Text established by James P. Elliott, Lance Schachterle and Jeffrey Walker. New York: AMS Press, 2000.

The Two Admirals, A Tale. Historical Introduction by Donald A. Ringe, Text established by James A. Sappenfield and E. N. Feltskog. State University of New York Press, 1990.  Errata: (xi). 8  P.O.C. should be F.O.C.; (xi).25 Darely should be Darley; xiv.38 developemnt should be development; xviii.10 friendhsip should be friendship; xx.4 an should be and; 27.6 VI should be IV; 36.25 horrow should be horror; 44.18 Gergory should be Gregory; 50.40, 147.35, 219.26  Platagenet should be Plantagenet; 70.14 possesion should be possession; 103.15 esatate should be estate; 128.15 infactuation should be infatuation; 129.2 I should be If; 289.13 busines should be business; 290.16 eastwward should be eastward; 345.30 sustian should be sustain; 349.37 formast should be foremast; 350.39 thought should be though; 357.20 admited should be admitted; 358.18 temperment should be temperament; 366.24 Duece should be Deuce; 387.5 Plantegent’s should be Plantagenet’s; 388.29 days should be day’s; 390.40 penant should be pennant; 411.37 ougth should be ought; 414.4 warm. should be warm,; 418.9 shell should be shall; 422.6 be should be by; 495.39 *193.15 receive]A; receive AMS should be*193.15 receive]A; recieve AMS.

The Water-Witch; or, The Skimmer of the Seas. Text established, with a Historical Introduction, by Thomas and Marianne Philbrick. New York: AMS Press, 2010.

Wyandotté, or The Hutted Knoll. A Tale. Text established, with an Historical Introduction, by Thomas and Marianne Philbrick. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1982.  Errata: 3.13 psuedo should be pseudo

Volumes Under Preparation

 The Headsman.  Wayne Franklin.

 The Heidenmauer. David Nordloh.

Home as Found. Text established, with Historical Introductions, by Stephen Carl Arch.

Jack Tier.  Luis Iglesias.

The Monikins.  Keat Murray.

Mercedes of Castile. Stephanie Kingsley.

Oak Openings.  Rochelle Zuck.

The Redskins.  Hugh Egan.

The Wept of Wish ton Wish. Robert D. Madison and Karen Madison.

Ways of the Hour. Steven Harthorn.

Wing and Wing.  Lance Schachterle and Anna Scannavini

Remaining Volumes for which Inquiries to Edit are Welcome

The Crater. *
Precaution.
The Sea Lions. *

For texts noted with an asterisk, little or no manuscript material exists for a full scholarly edition. However, sight collations could disclose authorial emendations between American and British editions, though this is not common in titles from the 1840s.

The Cooper Edition would also be interested in discussing editorial projects involving any of the fugitive works listed on this web site, or any naval, historical, or other works not listed here.

The Cooper Edition "Principles and Procedures" Manual

Beard, James Franklin and James P. Elliott. "The Writings of James Fenimore Cooper: Editorial Principles and Practices," Worcester: Clark University Press, 1977.
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