Cover Design for The Bee Hunter
Pen and ink and watercolor over graphite, on paper.
7 x 5 9/16 inches (178 x 141 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Lettered within design: The Bee Hunter - Cooper - London Bentley - Eighteenpence.
Original watercolor of a design for a "yellow-back" cover for an edition of the James Fenimore Cooper novel The bee-hunter; or, The oak openings; published by the firm of Richard Bentley, probably sometime during the 1850's.
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. Bee Hunter.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.