COOPER, James Fenimore (1789-1851). The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757. Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1826.
2 volumes, 12° (196 x 118 mm). (Some browning and spotting as usual.) Original tan paper boards, paper spine labels, uncut (spines and labels restored); cloth slipcase (joint broken). Provenance: Minnie S. Lewis? (faint pencil signature on free endpaper); Jean Hersholt (1866-1956), Danish-born actor and translator of Hans Christian Andersen (bookplate); Dr. Thomas A. McGraw (sold Parke-Bernet, 1967, lot 41); Carol G. and William E. Simon (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL BOARDS, with the following points: volume one: pagination present on p. 71, p.89 misnumbered 93, p.243 reads "XIV" for "XVI", last "i" is not present in pagination on p. vii. The copyright notices read "a Book" in both volumes and the blank conjugate of the title-leaf in volume 2 and the terminal blanks in each volume are present. Although it was published first, The Last of the Mohicans is the second story in Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking series. BAL 3833.