London: Richard Bentley, 1839. First British Edition. 8vo. Very Good. Item #15453
GORGEOUS 1839 1st British Edition set of the first important history of the U.S. Navy.
It was this work which cemented Cooper's rank among the finest of American scholars, which stands to this day. Two volumes complete.
Contemporary binding three-quarter brown leather over speckled brown cloth. Raised bands to spine with gilt titling and floral decor. Marbled endpapers and text block edges. Square Tight Bindings. Interiors clean, save for previous owner bookplate to front pastedowns with sporadic foxing, more so to outer pages.
A lovely 1st UK Edition of one of the most important naval works in American history.