NY: John W. Lovell Company, [No date: 1890S?]. Each volume with a full-page frontispiece illustration. Complete five-volume, leather-bound set of Cooper’s “Leatherstocking Tales.” The Leatherstocking Tales is a series of five novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper, set in the eighteenth-century era of development in the primarily former Iroquois areas in central New York. The Leatherstocking Tales is a series of novels following the adventures of the hero Natty Bumppo, who was known by European settlers as "Leatherstocking," 'The Pathfinder", and "the trapper" and by the Native Americans as "Deerslayer," "La Longue Carabine" and "Hawkeye". Natty Bumppo is a child of white parents who was raised by Native Americans, becoming a great and skillful warrior. He respects nature, only hunting to survive and lives by the rule "One shot, one kill." He has an adopted Mohican brother called Chingachgook, who tries to stop the incessant fighting between the Mohicans and the Hurons. Series includes “The Last of the Mohicans,” “The Deerslayer,” “The Pathfinder,” “The Pioneers” and “The Prairie.” A very nice leather-bound set! Small 8vo., tan quarter-calf leather & marbled boards; marbled endpapers & edges). Item #58002
Very Good (minor wear & contents clean & tight). A very nice set!