The history of the navy of the United States.
London. Richard Bentley, 1839. First British edition.
8vo. In two volumes. xxxv, xii, 456; xii, 558pp, . With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and a trifle marked, spines sunned, corners bumped. Near contemporary inked gift inscriptions to FFEPs, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, foxed.
The first British edition of James Fenimore Cooper's (1789-1851) authoritative account of the early history of the United States Navy including the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 (including his controversial interpretation of the Battle of Lake Erie).£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 21953