Cover Design for The Deerslayer
Pen and ink and watercolor over graphite, on paper.
6 3/4 x 4 3/16 inches (172 x 107 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Center portion of original design where the title is written has been excised and another slip of paper affixed in its place.
Lettered within design: The Deer Slayer - Cooper [below] London Bentley.
Original watercolor of a design for a "yellow-back" cover for an edition of the James Fenimore Cooper novel The Deerslayer; published by the firm of Richard Bentley, probably sometime during the 1850's.
Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. Deerslayer.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.