"GO TO THE DEVIL, OR TO THE COCK-PIT, WHICHEVER YOU PLEASE, SIR"
(COOPER, James Fenimore). The Two Admirals. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1842. Two volumes. Small octavo, original purple cloth; housed in custom chemises and a half morocco slipcase. $850.
First America edition, published six weeks after the London first edition.
A novel of the sea, set in 1745 amid war between France and England, with its climactic battle in the English channel between the English and a French fleet supporting Bonnie Prince Charles. Spiller & Blackburn 33. BAL3899. Bookplates, including those of noted American literature collector Clifton Waller Barrett.
Interiors generally fine, usual toning and wear to publisher's cloth.