James Fenimore Cooper’s novel The Crater, harkens back to the days of great maritime explorers like Captain Cook, when unknown lands were ripe for discovery. Though published in 1847, the story begins in 1796. Mark Woolston (pronounced “Wooster,” as Cooper goes to great lengths to point out) is a skilled seaman from Pennsylvania. Shortly after marrying his sweetheart, he ships out as second mate on Rancocus, vessel bound for Fiji and Canton. Along the way it stumbles upon some uncharted rocks in the middle of the Pacific. To make a long story short, Woolston and his faithful sidekick Bob Betts end up marooned alone on a small volcanic island (the “crater” of the book’s title). The ship remains intact, but is surrounded by rocky barriers that prevent its escape to the open ocean.
The Leather-Stocking Edition were published between 1823 and 1841. They were limited to 1000 copies and this is NO. 985. This book is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears. Please use pictures as a guide. Have any questions or need more pictures, just ask.
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