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  • The History Of The Navy Of The United States Of America
  • By J. Fenimore Copper
  • London: Richard Bentley, 1839
  • Two volumes, first edition, first printing (1839 on title page w/no additional printings on the copyright page, and Preface & Introduction
    both dated "1839")
  • Illustrated with portraits of Perry & Decatur in vol. I & portrait of MacDonough, plate of Battle of Plattsburgh Bay, & plate of Tripoli Harbor in vol. II. No dust jackets, as issued.

    "The first full-scale history of the United States navy. Cooper's interest in the navy came from his time as a sailor on a merchant vessel, & his service in the United States navy from the age of 18. Cooper obtained the rank of midshipman before leaving in 1811. There is much scarce material on the major figures in naval history in the Colonial and Federal periods, as well as the conflicts with the Barbary pirates, and the War of 1812."

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  • Location: This item ships from Maine.

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  • Condition

    Moderate general wear & handling to bindings, but all lettering/decoration bright. Vol. I with pencil signature/address. Damp staining to end-papers through Perry portrait, scattered foxing, small piece of lower right corner of title page missing w/no loss of text; Vol. II with foxing to both plates, scattered foxing. No remainder marks, not an ex-libris copy.

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    Two Volume History of the US Navy, 1839

    Estimate $300 - $400Aug 28, 2016
    Jasper52badge TOP RATED
    New York, NY, USA