New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1856. vii,-508,pp. plus 15 engraved plates. Publisher's brown cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Head and tail of spine chipping, some chipping to edges. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Later bookplate and ownership signature on front pastedown and flyleaf. Mild foxing throughout. Good. Item #WRCAM49998
Later edition of this popular work first published in 1839. Cooper's narrative features the major figures in naval history in the colonial and federal periods, conflicts with the Barbary pirates, and the War of 1812.