[COOPER, James Fenimore (1789-1851)]
[The Complete Works]
New York: G.P. Putnam & Sons [printed by The Knickerbocker Press], [c. 1900]. 8vo, 32 volumes. (8 3/4 x 6 inches). Each volume with a photogravure frontispiece and several plates reproducing vignettes by R.F. Zogbaum or F.O.C. Darley engraved by Thomas Phillibrown, Sealey & Smith, Louis Delnoce, among others.
Contemporary half black morocco over green cloth boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, repeating gilt decoration in the others, green endpapers.
Provenance: Paul Mellon (bookplate)
A complete set of works by James Fenimore Cooper with provenance to the famous American philanthropist, Paul Mellon.
This set of complete works in 32 volumes known as the "Leather-Stocking Edition" was limited to 1000 copies, of which this set is numbered 61. Comprises of: The Chainbearer; The Pilot; The Heidenmauer; Satanstoe; The Headsman; Afloat and Ashore; Homeward Bound; The Water-Witch; The Two Admirals; The Sea Lions; The Red Rover; The Ways of the Hour; The Crater; Precaution; Mercedes of Castile; Jack Tier; The Deerslayer; Wyandotte; The Wing-&-Wing; Lionel Lincoln; Home as Found; The Last of the Mohicans; The Bravo; The Prairie; The Spy; Miles Wallingford; The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish; The Pathfinder; The Redskins; The Oak Openings; The Monikins; The Pioneers.