Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. Second edition, with corrections. Black and white engraved frontispiece map in each volume. Original cloth over boards. Octavos. 438 pages and 417 pages. Very good with scattered foxing inside, and a few professional restorations to cloth. Hinges sound, with gilt spine titles remaining bright.
Though better known for his "Leatherstocking Tales" of the French and Indian Wars, Cooper also wrote this well respected early history of the United States Navy. First published in 1839, this is the corrected second edition of 1840 of this early and still important history.
Each volume bears the ownership signature of George Rhyfedd Foulke (1865 - 1901). Frontispiece map of Harbor of Tripoli in volume I, map of the Battle of Plattsburg Bay in volume II.