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The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757

by COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE

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London: John Miller, 1826. First English Edition; three volumes; published about a month later than the Philadelphia edition of the same year. Publisher’s paper-covered boards with brown paper spines; joints weak or breaking; some wear and tear; minor page stains, but overall a very good set and rare in original boards. It is typically found contemporarily bound in some combination of leather and boards (the paper-covered publisher’s boards were intended to be temporary) or rebound later. Each front board has the ink signature “Ellenborough” and inside each cover is the stamp identifying these as the “Earl of Ellenborough’s Heirlooms.” The Earl died in 1871 and this noble title died with him. There are half-titles in volumes II and III and a pencil note in an unidentified hand notes that volume I was not issued with one. In a custom cloth slipcase with chemise.

Synopsis

The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimoore Cooper is the second and best-known book of his Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy. Like the rest of the books in the series, the story follows the adventures of Natty Bumppo, nicknamed “Hawkeye” by his Native American friends. Set in 1757 in the American wilderness that would become New York State, The Last of the Mohicans takes place during the Seven Years' War (known in America as the French and Indian War). The book is widely read in American Literature courses, particularly in discussions of westward expansion and Native American assimilation, although Cooper himself was considered sympathetic towards Native Americans.

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Bookseller
Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757
Author
COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE
Book Condition
Used - First English Edition; three volumes; published about a month later than the Philadelphia edition of the same year. Publisher’
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Miller
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1826
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May be a multi-volume set and require additional postage.

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