THE LAST OF THE FORESTERS: OR, HUMORS ON THE BORDER; A STORY OF THE OLD VIRGINIA FRONTIER. New-York: Derby & Jackson ... Cincinnati: H. W. Derby & Co., 1856. 12mo, pp. [i-iii] iv [v] vi [vii-viii]  2-419 [420: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, yellow endpapers. First edition. Cooke, "although he published novels as late as 1885, belongs distinctly to the romantic impulse of which Bird, Kennedy and Simms were the chief representatives ... THE LAST OF THE FORESTERS (1856) returns to the Valley of Virginia, but it is simply a conventional love story with the usual long lost child, the portrait and the mark on the arm that restore him to his father." - Quinn, American Fiction, pp. 126-27. BAL 3714. Wright (II) 620. Spine ends worn with fraying and shallow loss to cloth, corner tips worn, else a very good copy with tight and clean interior. (#110073).
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