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.