London: John Murray, 1823. 1st UK edition (Barclay 3b, "Published in London on 26 February 1823, three weeks after American publication."). 3 volumes: viii, 268; , 274; , 364 pp. 12mo. Period olive green half-calf bindings with marbled paper boards & maroon title label in the spine's second compartment. Speckled edges. Spines a bit sunned. Modest binding wear. Bookplate. A solid VG set. Item #45442
Pioneers was the first of five novels published which became known as the Leatherstocking Tales, and it is this work that introduces Cooper's famous character, Natty Bumppo, to the literary world. Chronologically, with the story placed in 1793, it is the 4th novel in terms of the novels' plots.