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James Fenimore] [Cooper
LAST OF THE MOHICANS: A Narrative of 1757. By The Author Of "The Spy" &c.
Paris Printed by Jules Didot, Senior. L. Baudry (Galignani) 1826. 3 volumes. First Continental edition, published to coincide with the release of the American first edition in March 1826 and the English edition of the same month. This truly iconic American book was published by and printed by Didot, one of the greatest of all Parisian and French printers. 8vo, in very handsome contemporary three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards, compartments of the spines decorated in gilt or tooled in gilt between gilt tooled decorated bands, each volume with lettering and numbering in gilt. [iv], 276; [iv], 267; [iv], 292 pp. A fine and extremely well preserved set, strong, solid and very clean, the very handsome contemporary bindings sturdy and proper. An outstanding set printed by the very important Didot family firm, printers of many great works in various languages. A VERY RARE FIRST EDITION IN FINE CONTEMPORARY BINDING AND CONDITION, OF A TRUE CORNERSTONE OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. James Fenimore Cooper was an avid reader in an age when most literature in America was imported from England. But as an author, he decided early on that he could well do a better job of writing for a growing and distinctly American readership than could his European counterparts. And so, he began the writing of his "Leather Stocking" series of which LAST OF THE MOHICANS is the second book after the introduction of Natty Bumppo in THE DEERSLAYER but the most famous of all the titles in the group and the "first in which the scout.was made the symbol of all that was wise, heroic and romantic in the lives and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
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