The Deer-Slayer

by Cooper, J Fenimore

The Deerslayer, or The First Warpath (1841) was the last of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking tales to be written. Its 1740-1745 time period makes it the first installment chronologically and in the lifetime of the hero of the Leatherstocking tales, Natty Bumppo. The novel's setting on Otsego Lake in central, upstate New York, is the same as that of The Pioneers, the first of the Leatherstocking tales to be published (1823). Of Fenimore's Deer-Slayer, Mark Twain wrote: 'Cooper has scored 114 offenses against literary art out of a possible 115.'.

First Edition Identification and Notes

The first edition of Deerslayer was published in two brown cloth volumes in 1841 by Lea & Blanchard in Philadelphia. Depending on condition, one can usually find a copy between $1000 and $2500. #3895 in the Bibliography of American Literature.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

The first illustrated edition was published by Richard Bentley in London in 1843 as part of "Bentley's Standard Novels". In 1925, Charles Scribner's Sons published an edition illustrated by N.C. Wyeth.

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THE DEERSLAYER; OR THE FIRST WAR-PATH.

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