New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition thus. Hardcover. Large 8vo. , v-x, , 462 pp. Black cloth with an inset Wyeth illustration on the front board, gold lettering on the spine; brown topstain. Printed dust jacket with a pasted inset of another Wyeth illustration. Book illustrations include a pictorial title page, pictorial endpapers and pastedowns, and nine additional bright and beautiful color plates by N.C. Wyeth. Allen 202. The final story of Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, and an installation in the Scribner's Illustrated Classics series. Highly difficult to find in its dust jacket. Wyeth was a student of Howard Pyle's, and his signature illustration style remains desirable to readers and collectors of today. A giant in modern American illustration, N.C. Wyeth illustrated tales of adventure and fantasy for the Scribner's series, and completed many illustrations for magazines and advertisement materials. Wyeth was also an accomplished painter. In this work, his art breathes life into Cooper's tale of romance and adventure on the American frontier. Very Good+ / Very Good. Item #00009558
A Very Good+ book with a small dampstain to the top corners of the rear flyleaf and pastedown and a small chip to the last leaf of text from a rough opening; dust jacket is Very Good with a few traces of edge wear and a small, discreet dampstain to the edge of the rear panel.