Title: The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757
Author: James Fenimore Cooper, NC Wyeth (illus)
Publisher: The Franklin Library, 1979. A Limited Edition for subscribers, in the 100 Greatest Books of All Time series.
Condition: Hardcover, full green leather. Very good+ (the only wear is on the edges). 510 pages.
This book features:
- Full premium tooled green leather binding
- Genuine 22k gold gilt to all edges, front design, spine, and back
- Silk moire endsheets
- Satin bookmark, sewn-in
- Hubbed spine with raised bands
- Smyth-sewn binding for durability
- Premium acid-neutral archival paper that will not yellow
About the book:
The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in February 1826.
The story takes place in 1757, during the French and Indian War (the Seven Years’ War), when France and Great Britain battled for control of the North American colonies. During this war, the French called on allied Native American tribes to fight against the more numerous British colonists.
The Last of the Mohicans has been James Fenimore Cooper’s most popular work, and it has remained one of the most widely read novels throughout the world, and it has impacted the way many view both the American Indians and the frontier period of American history.
The romanticized image of the strong, fearless, and ever resourceful frontiersman (i.e. Natty Bumppo), as well as the stoic, wise, and noble “red man” (i.e. Chingachgook) were notions derived from Cooper’s characterizations more than from anywhere else. And the phrase “the last of the Mohicans” has now been used oftentimes proverbially to refer to the sole survivor of a noble race or type.