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Antique book titled; "THE DOBBINS LIFE-BOAT, Illustrated" by D. P. Dobbins. Period ink written presentation to "Lieut. Wm. S. Baldwin, U. S. R. M.". Signed by the author (possibly facsimile), "D. P. Dobbins". Printed by Art-Printing Works of Matthews, Northrup & Co. in 1886. A quick online search shows no other copies for sale. Text promotes the inventors improved patented boat with history, testimonials and illustrations. Of note is the boat's application for use in the U.S. Life Saving Service (a predecessor to the U.S. Coast Guard). Cloth hardcover with gold gilt embossed title on front cover. Book contains approximately 48 printed pages and is about 5-3/4" x 8-3/8". Condition: soiling, stains, page abrasions and scuffs. occasional edge wear.

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    1886 David Porter Dobbins Life Boat US Life Saving Book

    Estimate $75 - $100Feb 7, 2018