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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS


Bas-de-Cuir [Last of the Mohicans] game board

Aventures de Bas–de–Cuir [The Last of the Mohicans]. Paris: Saussine Editeurs, ca1890.

Another track game, Les Aventures de Bas–de–Cuir was intended for six players. The goal is to reach number 28 at the center of the board while killing deer and wounding Indians along the way. The characters used in the game, as well as the French title, are from James Fenimore Cooper's The Leatherstocking Tales series, and include Hurry–Harry, Judith, Hetty, Elizabeth, Louise, and Jennie.

The image is the lithograph illustration, which would have been adhered to a game board. The Parisian firm Saussine produced an array of such games, many of which can be found in the Lilly Library collection.

Below are close–up images of the game board and corresponding illustrations from books in the Lilly Library collection.



THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS IN THE LILLY LIBRARY COLLECTION


Closeup Canoe Bas-Cuir game board
Aventures de Bas–de–Cuir [The Last of the Mohicans]. Paris: Saussine Editeurs, [1890?].

The Last of the Mohicans - Wyeth
James Fenimore Cooper. Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth. The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1919.

Closeup Munroe sisters Bas-Cuir game board
Aventures de Bas–de–Cuir [The Last of the Mohicans]. Paris: Saussine Editeurs, [1890?].
Cora and Alice Munro
"Cora and Alice Munro" James Fenimore Cooper. The Last of the Mohicans. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1932.

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