Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1841.
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1841. First edition. A Near Fine set in the publisher's original purple muslin boards with paper spine labels. Labels toned and rubbed, but mostly complete. Minor foxing throughout (as common) and the odd stain, but overall a very clean and fresh set. Housed in an old-style quarter-leather slip-off case.
The last of James Fenimore Cooper’s novels in his The Leatherstocking Tales series, though the first chronologically. The Deerslayer recounts frontiersman Natty Bumpoo’s youth spent with the Delaware people. Set in the tumultuous years preceding the French and Indian War (1754–63) during which the British and French battled for territorial control and colonial settlers came into conflict with indigenous groups, Cooper offers a singular and uneasy vision of the American landscape. Near Fine (Item #5897)