WING-AND-WING; or LE FEU-FOLLET (Sea Tales) by J. Fenimore Cooper (ca. 1875)
WING-AND-WING; or LE FEU-FOLLET.
A TALE. (Sea Tales) By J. Fenimore Cooper, Porter & Coates, Philadelphia.
The book is a 1842 sea novel by James Fenimore Cooper. A thrilling historical novel set in the Mediterranean Sea, weaving together a characteristically exciting narrative of naval pursuit with a story of lovers separated by religious differences. As the novel unfolds, warships under the command of the recently ennobled Lord Nelson are thwarted in their attempt to capture the French privateer Raoul Yvard and his graceful lugger Le Feu-Follet, while Yvard himself is frustrated because the Italian girl he loves, loyal to the Church, refuses to marry a French deist.
Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece.
Undated circa 1875. Quarter or half dark brown cloth on spine & edge, with brown endpapers. Tan or taupe colored cloth on boards, brown front illustration and gilt top edge. Light brown cover with color fading and cover brown art faded. Secure binding with clean pages and frontis loose. Scarce edition.