New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1905.
Full leather. Thirty-two volumes. Octavo. Grand Format Edition of the Works of James Fenimore Cooper, with editorial introduction by Paul Leicester Ford, Edward Everett Hale, Captain Alfred T. Mann. This edition is limited to fifty sets which this is number 20. Hand colored frontispiece to each volume with tissue guard, steel engravings reproducing the original illustrations by F.O.C. Darley. This set include a signed check and dated Jan 15, 1840 by J. Fenimore Cooper.
Title include Last Of The Moicans, The Deerslayer, The Redskins, The Headsman, The Pathfinder, The Red Rover, The Pioneer, The Prairie, The Spy, The Pilot, The Bravo, Satanstoe, Home Was Found, The Ways Of The Hours, etc.
This set privately printed and bound by the publisher D. Appleton and Company made for Charles Watermann Armour,
handsomely in full dark blue crushed morocco, covers triple gilt-ruled lines, spine five raised bands gilt floral motif in compartments, second and fourth panel gilt titles, gilt floral turn-ins, top edge gilt, tan marbled endpaper. Excellent set in fine condition. Fine. Item #948