Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. 1st Edition. Duodecimo. very Good. Item #13152
"one of the most beautiful and perfect books in the world: flawless as a jewel and of gem-like concentration." - so D.H. Lawrence described 'The Deerslayer'.
A beautiful 1st Edition set of one of the greatest American novels, from the first notable American prose author.
2 volumes complete. Original purple muslin, with original printed paper labels on spines , 12mo. Bindings tight, with volume II having a slight lean to spine. Some minor spotting as usual. Mild rubbing and edge wear to bindings with spines somewhat age toned. paper labels with some scuffing, but quite legible. Previous owner name in 19th-century ink to each front prelim.
Provenance: Louis V. Ledoux (1880-1948), American poet, George Edward Woodberry scholar, Japanese print collector (engraved bookplate).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, with the Fagan-Ashmead imprint on the verso of each title-page. BAL 3895; Sabin 16430; Spiller and Blackburn 32.
From the Historic Sengen House, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.