The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper 1929
THE DEERSLAYER or THE FIRST WAR-PATH. By James Fenimore Cooper, Pictures by N. C. Wyeth, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1929.
Set in the 1740s just after the start of the French and Indian wars, the novel opens as Natty Bumppo---known as Deerslayer---and his friend Hurry Harry travel to Tom Hutter's house in upstate New York. Hurry plans to marry Tom's beautiful daughter Judith, while Deerslayer has come to help his close friend Chingachgook save his bride-to-be, Wah-ta-Wah, from the Huron Indians. When war breaks out and Hurry and Tom are captured by Indians, Deerslayer must go on his first warpath to rescue them. One of the earliest novels to be considered truly "American," The Deerslayer is a masterpiece of suspense, adventure, and romance.Nice color cover art and mild discoloration at rear cover. Secure binding with clean pages and cute small santa claus sticker at half-title page with 1940 gift inscription. Color illustrated. About 9-1/2 x 7 with 462 pages.