The Red Rover. A Tale.

Philadelphia: Cary, Lea, & Carey, 1828-1827.

Price: $950.00

About the item

First American edition, preceded by the Paris and London editions. 274; 262 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Full calf gilt, all edges marbled. An American binding, spines lettered for a set of Cooper’s Novels. Some foxing, generally clean. Green morocco backed slipcase and cloth chemises. BAL 3839; Wright I 703.

Item #319953

Cooper’s popular nautical tale of the adventures of Captain James Wilder and his pursuit of the pirate Red Rover. Notable characters include sailors Dick Fid, and Scipio Africa, a free black man.

The Red Rover was first published in Paris on November 27, 1827 and in London on November 30. The first American edition was published in Philadelphia on January 9, 1828.