6x9 inch paper, the print is 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches. From an 1860 book. Paper in good condition.
Cooke was born on October 26, 1816, in Martinsburg when it was then part of Virginia and spent the majority of his life in the northern part of the Shenandoah Valley. He attended Princeton University, where he wrote the poems "Song of the Sioux Lovers", Autumn", and "Historical Ballads, No. 6 Persian: Dhu Nowas", as well as a short story, "The Consumptive" before his graduation in 1834. After graduation, he followed in his father's profession as a lawyer. His two main hobbies, however, were hunting and writing, though he never made a profession out of his writing. He once wrote: "I detest the law. On the other hand, I love the fever-fits of composition."
Cooke lived for a time at Saratoga, the former home of Daniel Morgan. He died January 20, 1850.
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