1830 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF COOPER'S THE WATER-WITCH
(COOPER, James Fenimore). The Water-Witch; or, The Skimmer of the Seas. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830. Three volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter dark green calf, raised bands, burgundy morocco spine labels, marbled boards and edges. $950.
First English edition, preceding the first American edition, in contemporary calf.
This tale of piracy and abduction was written while Cooper was living in Italy. First published in Dresden (in English) earlier the same year; this English edition precedes the American edition by two months. Spiller & Blackburn 12. Bookplates. Contemporary owner signatures on title pages.
Infrequent light foxing to text; headcaps a bit pulled, contemporary binding handsome. An excellent copy.