The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper (The Heritage Press)


Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1961. The Heritage Press. Beautifully Illustrated throughout. Sandglass pamphlet included.

Slipcase in Good condition

Introduction by John T. Winterich. Illustrations by Edward A. Wilson.

Set during the French and Indian Wars, The Deerslayer vividly captures the essence of both the murderous humanity and the natural beauty that distinguished America’s founding. The last of Cooper’s famous Leatherstocking Tales, it is first chronologically in the frontier adventures of the backwoods scout Natty Bumppo. Amid a terrain largely inspired by Cooper’s own boyhood, Natty’s initiation in the moral codes of wilderness society is examined in what is, according to D. H. Lawrence, “the loveliest and best” of the Leatherstocking series.

Slight sundamage to spine, fading  and wear. Slipcase is in good condition, with sunning and light soiling along edge.