PRE-DATING AMERICAN FIRST EDITION IN SUPERB HALF CALF
COOPER, James Fenimore ~ The Water Witch; or, The Skimmer of the Seas.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830
3 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A most attractive half calf from the 1830's with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. With the bookplate of W.E. Powell of Nanteos. The English first edition came out a year before the American. The Water Witch is a rollicking tale of 18th century New York.