In the mid-eighteenth century, an American sea captain, driven to piracy by British colonial oppression, conducts his own private war of independence. His safety and remaining integrity are challenged after he rescues two women passengers and the loyalist captain of a foundered ship.In the mid-eighteenth century, an American sea captain, driven to piracy by British colonial oppression, conducts his own private war of independence. His safety and remaining integrity are challenged after he rescues two women passengers and the loyalist captain of a foundered ship.Read Less
None. Good. No Jacket. This antique hardcover book is bound in red cloth boads with gilt spine lettering and a rose-patterned decoration on the cover and spine. Spine is faded, though gilt is bright; cover has soil. Inner pages browned. Heavy foxing. No date of publication; presumed circa 1900. Bookplate and inscription on front inner board are dated 1903. 393 pages; approx. 5"x8".
Good. No Jacket. Size: 5 X 7 5/8; REPRINT EDITION. Original copyright 1859. This volume published by Belford, Clark & Company. May originally have been part of a set of Cooper's works. Date not stated but have narrowed it down to 1886-1889, the dates that Belford & Clarke (Chicago & New York only) were in business. Used. GOOD ONLY CONDITION. Decorated green cloth boards with clipper ship in upper right corner, inset of a forest scene of an Indian with a rifle at top left center. Front Cover title is "Cooper's Novels, The Red Rover". Gold gilt titling on spine. Spine title states: "The Sea Tales, The Red Rover", Cooper, and Belford, Clarke. Corner bumps, Spine has frayed at the bottom. There is a bit of water spotting to front cover. Hinges are intact and the binding is tight. Pages are just starting to tan. 408 pages. Lithographed frontispiece by artist WMS with onionskin cover sheet. Cover sheet is foxed. VERY HARD TO FIND IN THIS EDITION. SYNOPSIS: "The Red Rover' is most completely a book of the sea--as much so as "The Mohicans" is a tale of the forest. The whole drama is almost entirely enacted on the ocean. The curtain rises in port; but the varied scenes, so full of nautical interest, and succeeding each other in startling rapidity, are wholly unfolded on the bosom of the deep. It is believed that there is scarcely another book in English literature so essentially marine in spirit. It is like some material picture of the sea, drawn by a master hand, where the eye looks abroad over the rolling waves, where it glances at the sea-bird fluttering amid the spray, and then rests upon the gallant ship, with swelling canvas, bending before the breeze, until the land behind us, and the soil beneath our own feet, are forgotten." RARE TITLE THUS. Will shiip from United States.
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