Leather Stocking Tales by Cooper – Mohicans and Prairie

Leather Stocking Tales by Cooper – Mohicans and Prairie.

PRESENTING A RARE EDITION hardback copy of The Leather Stocking Tales, Carton Edition by J. Fenimore Cooper…….featuring 2 novels:- (1) The Last of the Mohicans, John B. Alden Publisher, New York 1884 and (2) The Prairie also published by John B. Alden Publisher, New York 1884 

This RARE book has some condition issues (reflected in the price)….. some wear to the cover (especially to the front). Its spine is loose and overall it could well use professional rebinding.  Some minor foxing….but ‘all in all’ in reasonable condition for it’s age. All pages appear to be intact.

The book was owned by Rosa Godwin, originally of Waxahacie, TX, as a child. She later became a well known socialite in Dallas in the 1920’s.

This book was part of the extensive private collection of the Calvert Hall/Obenchain/Godwin/McMillan Collection formerly of Bowling Green, KY and later, Highland Park, Texas.

AS you can see from the history of this Collection (see our PDF) the family have very strong ancestral ties to the States of Virginia, Kentucky and Texas.

This is a RARE Edition!!

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century.

His historical romances of frontier and Native American life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and, in his later years, contributed generously to it.[1] He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society, but was expelled for misbehavior.[2]

Before embarking on his career as a writer, he served in the U.S. Navy as a midshipman, which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. The novel that launched his career was The Spy, a tale about counterespionage set during the Revolutionary War and published in 1821.[3] He also wrote numerous sea stories, and his best-known works are five historical novels of the frontier period known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Among naval historians, Cooper’s works on the early U.S. Navy have been well received, but they were sometimes criticized by his contemporaries. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece.

.Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Fenimore_Cooper

Leather Stocking Tales by Cooper – Mohicans and Prairie.

Provenance: Part of the Calvert Hall/Obenchain/Godwin/McMillan Collection.

Calvert Hall,Obenchain,McMillan,Godwin Introduction PDF

Dimensions: 7.5″ x 5.5″

Condition: Fair ORIGINAL CONDITION…..some damage

Price Now: $54

Leather Stocking Tales by Cooper – Mohicans and Prairie

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