Publisher: London: Richard Bentley, 1841.
Edition: First English Edition, published about the same time as the American edition.
Bibliographical References: Spiller & Blackburn 32; noted under BAL 3895, which states that this English edition may have preceded the American.
Condition: One leaf reattached and frayed at the edges; some foxing; edges slightly rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 20061
Description3 vols, large 12mo, contemporary blue quarter calf, marbled sides, red leather labels (one of which reads “Cooper’s Novels), gilt rules and lettering. Bound without the half-titles.
CommentsThe last Leatherstocking tale written and published, but the first in chronological sequence, which Cooper explains in his preface was conceived as his way of giving some background into the life of Natty Bumpo and New York State before the Revolution; i.e., in modern parlance, a “prequel.”.