Friday, March 2, 2012

The History of our Navy From its Origin to the Present Day; 1775-1897 [4 Volume Set]

The History of Our Navy [1897]

The History of Our Navy [1897]

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1897. Vols. 1-4 published in 1897 complete in four volumes. With more than four hundred illustrations maps and diagrams: frontispiece, illustrations, plates, portraits, maps, plans, facsimiles. Navy blue cloth bindings, stamped titles on spines. Each volume has more that 400 pages. 

Condition: Each volume has been protected with Some minor and scuffing to cloth at covers, corners and edges, hinges are tight and interiors clean. The only notable major flaw is to Volume II: rear cover has a puncture from the outside-in (close to the center) and this continues through to about 1/3 of the book in the same place, each piece resulting in a tear on these pages in said area - they could be repaired easily and there are no missing parts or sections. [price of set has been reduced because of this volume]

Sample of chapter topics: Origin of the American Navy; John Paul Jones; the first submarine warship; Privateers of the Revolution; war with Barbary pirates; the Constitution and the Guerriere; early work on the Great Lakes; the battle on Lake Erie; the war on Lake Ontario; Navy at the battle of New Orleans; in British prisons; stories of the Duellists; among the West India pirates; in the war with Mexico; blockading the southern ports; along the shore in the Gulf of Mexico; story of the Trent Affair; capture of Port Royal; first battle between Ironclads; with the Mississippi gunboats; tales of the Confederate cruisers, etc.

John Randolph Spears (1850-1936) was an American author and journalist, born at Van Wert, Ohio. For some time, he was associated with the Buffalo Express and the New York Sun.

PRICE for the set: $60.00

KEYWORDS: United States, Navy, Naval, History, Spanish-American War, Military History, Privateers, Pirates, Nautical

~ Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this fine book set

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