New York: Redfield, 1853. 12mo., 458pp. Near Fine.
1/2 red morocco, marbled boards & endpapers by the Kuster Bindery, N.Y. 1853. "fourteenth edition - Revised and corrected" (t-p). A near fine copy. BAL #8137 & 8072. In the "Preface", Herbert, better known as Frank Forester, states that this 'historical romance' was originally published by Winchester & Benjamin...."It was infamously printed, during the absence of the author from the city, and teems with the most absurd errors of the press....". "It is hoped that no further apology will be needed....For offering it to the public, thoroughly revised and corrected by the author...." Though the book has no sporting content, it has the bookplates of John Gerard Heckscher on the front pastedown and John Ostrom Enders on the free endpaper.