Paris: A & W.Galignani, 1839. Hardcover. Two volumes bound as one. The second French edition, published the same year as the first American edition of this popular and oft-reprinted work. Much material on the major figures in naval history in the colonial and federal periods, conflicts with the Barbary pirates, and the War of 1812 (which includes Cooper's controversial interpretation of the Battle of Lake Erie). Signed by the American who purchased this volume in Paris in 1852, Geo. Gordon.
Tall 8vo, xxxv, , 258 pp; viii, 349,  p. Frontispiece with 3 portraits, two engraved plans. Howes C748 (for first Paris ed.), light fox spotting throughout, heaviest on the preface pages, o/w good plus condition. Quarter calf and French marble boards. . Good + overall. Item #26103