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The Publishers will commence February 1,1859, the publication of an entirely new edition of the Novels of J. FENIMORE COOPER, issued with great elegance, and illustrated on steel and wood from drawings by F. 0. C. DARLEY. The size will be Crown Octavo; the type clear and elegant; it will be printed on a beautiful cream-tinted and calendered paper, of superior stock and finish, manufactured expressly for this edition ; and bound in embossed cloth, with beveled edges, and stamped in gilt upon the side and back, from new and appropriate designs.

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The entire series will be completed in thirty-two volumes, uniform, containing the author's latest revisions and corrections, embracing :

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THE PIONEERS.
RED ROVER.
LAST OF THE MOHICANS.
THE SPY.
WEPT OF WISH-TON-WISH.
THE RED SKINS.

THE PILOT.
THE PRAIRIE.
WYANDOTTE.
THE DEERSLAYER.
THE PATHFINDER.
THE CRATER.

THE WATER WITCH.

THE HEIDENMAUER.
THE HEADSVAN.
THE MONIKINS,
HOMEWARD BOUND.
HOME AS FOUND.
JACK TIER,

PRECAUTION.
MERCEDES OF CASTILE.
LIONEL LINCOLN.
THE TWO ADMIRALS.
WING AND WING.

THE SEA LIONS,
TUE WAYS OF THE HOUR,

THE BRAVO.
AFLOAT AND ASHORE.
MILES WALLINGFORI).
TIIE CHAINBEARER.
SATANSTOE.
OAK OPENINGS.

It

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