James Fenimore Cooper

The Water-Witch, or The skimmer of the seas.

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Title

The Water-Witch, or The skimmer of the seas.

Creator

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.

Description

The Water-Witch, a story of smuggling in pre-Revolutionary New York, was first published by Walther in Dresden in the fall of 1830. While in Rome Cooper had attempted to have his novel published, but the papal censor rejected it because of one line in the first chapter: "And Rome, itself, is only to be traced by mutilated arches and fallen columns." After Walther published the first edition, Cooper sent sheets to Carey & Lea in Philadelphia, Colburn and Bentley in London, Gosselin in Paris, and Duncker und Humboldt in Germany. The London edition was published in October 1830 and the American edition, seen here, was published much later in December 1830.

Place

Philadelphia:

Publisher

Carey & Lea--Chestnut Street.

Date

1831.

Bibliographic Citation

Extent

2 v. ; 21 cm.

Identifier

228008

Citation

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851., “The Water-Witch, or The skimmer of the seas. ,” James Fenimore Cooper, accessed December 1, 2020, https://americanantiquarian.org/JFCooper/items/show/426.