Jack O'Lantern

James Fenimore COOPER

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Item#: 109770 price:$600.00

TRUE FIRST EDITION OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER'S JACK O'LANTERN, 1842

COOPER, James Fenimore. The Jack O'Lantern; (Le Feu-Follet;) or, The Privateer. London: Richard Bentley, 1842. Three volumes. Octavo, original paper-covered boards, original paper spines, uncut. $600.

First edition, preceding the American edition by five days.

A novel of the sea, set in Napoleonic Europe. This English edition is the true first edition, preceding the American edition—published under the title The Wing-and-Wing—by five days. Spiller & Blackburn 34. BAL3900. Bookplate, pencil owner signatures. Early dealer description tipped to rear free endpaper of Volume 3.

Interiors fine, light expert restoration to original boards. A very good copy.

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