Vintage Pioneer Book, James Fenimore Cooper, Small Hardback, Leatherstocking Tales, Burgundy Red, Distressed & Aged, Home Decor, Collectible

$59.60 $74.50

The collectible hardback pioneer novel entitled "The Deerslayer" by James Fenimore Cooper is in descent to good condition. Even though the inner pages have quite a bit of discoloration "yellowing", they are still very readable. While the burgundy-red covers and gold trim have a gorgeously distressed and aged appearance that are very consistent with antique books, this particular edition was most likely published circa 1920's. According to references, this particular title belongs to a series called the "Leatherstocking Tales" and was first written circa 1841. Admittedly, at first glance and with the help of some references it might seem natural to believe this is an actual First Edition. Furthermore, the publisher - J.H. Sears & Company Incorporated - which has supposedly only published a very limited amount of works are recognized as the original publisher in 1841. However, one of the front pages in this book has the Kingsport Press listed as the company that printed and bound the book. Since the Kingsport Press started in the early 1920's, this undated edition of "The Deerslayer" by James Finimore Cooper was most likely reprinted as a special edition for a large department store - quite possibly Woolworth's since the family had ties with Kingsport Press. While the book has the wonderful appeal of older novels, it also has a much older setting - circa 1750's. According to references, the book is regarded for its portrayal of the courage and perseverance of the pioneering "spirit". While "The Deerslayer" may not be as recognizable in the present day as another novel written by James Finimore Cooper entitled "The Last of the Mohicans", "The Deerslayer" was so popular in the earlier to middle part of the twentieth-century that two films bearing the name hit the big screen - the first aired in 1957 and the second in 1978.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, the Chap-Stick in the photos is not included in this listing as it was used for scale purposes only.

There are two pages in the back that have tears. Also, there is a name penciled in two places inside the front of the book. Other than this, there are no breaks, loose sections, or repair places on this collectible hardback pioneer novel entitled "The Deerslayer". There is vintage distress, age, and wear on the book. Also, the inner pages are discolored and have the "yellowing" appearance. In addition, while every page was not inspected, there does not appear to be any additional pen, pencil, or highlighter marks inside the book.

The decorative possibilities for this collectible hardback pioneer novel entitled "The Deerslayer" are many. The display case or open collectibles shelf would be enhanced by the addition of this burgundy-red and gold trimmed pioneer novel. Also, the den, man-cave, or hunting lodge would welcome this collectible hardback pioneer book for its smaller compact size and motivational subject matter. In addition, the growing collection of old books would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this collectible James Finimore Cooper novel entitled "The Deerslayer".

The collector will appreciate this gorgeously distressed and aged hardback novel entitled "The Deerslayer" for its descent to good condition, setting of the book circa 1750's, rich burgundy-red and gold colors, motivational subject matter, and older appearance.

The distressed and aged burgundy-red and gold hardback book weighs approximately 6 oz.

The collectible hardback pioneer novel entitled "The Deerslayer" by James Fenimore Cooper measures approximately 6 9/16" tall x 4 1/8" wide x .75" thick.

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Vintage Pioneer Book James Fenimore Cooper Small Hardback Leatherstocking Tales Burgundy Red Distressed & Aged Home Decor Collectible

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