Three works bound in one as issued, oblong 4to (195 x 260 mm), pp. [iv], [48, photographic reproductions]; [iv], [50, photographic reproductions]; [iv], [62, photographic reproductions]; original blue and red pictorial cloth.
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First editions. These works were issued to celebrate the American Navy. As is explained in the introduction to The American Navy, ‘some have thought the United States rather behind the times, but this error will be dispelled by the illustrations and explanatory text [of this publication]’ (p. iii).
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