1940. Menasha, Wisconsin Collegiate Press 1940.
4to, xv, 413 pp. Quarter brown deerskin (as explained on a laid-in card from the publisher), with illustrated cloth boards, original slipcase. Backstrip sunned, slight shelf wear to slipcase, internally a fine copy with sharp corners and no markings.
§ Copy #1290 of 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator. Chronologically The Prairie is the fifth and final installment of Cooper's series of frontier adventures, known as the Leatherstocking Tales and features the death of the frontier hero Natty Bumppo. It was first published in 1827, after The Pioneers (1823) and The Last of the Mohicans (1826) and before The Pathfinder (1840) and The Deerslayer (1841). John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) was a major American scene painter and muralist of the 1930s and later artist in residence at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Item #124815