"HOW ALL HIS PAGES GLOW WITH CREATIVE FIRE!" (BALZAC)
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.