Original U.S. 1899 First Edition Of The United States Army and Navy 1776 - 1899

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Original Item: Only One Available. Original First Edition Of The United States Army and Navy: Their Histories, From the Era of the Revolution to the Close of the Spanish-American War; with Accounts of their Organization, Administration, and Duties

This is an original first 1899 print edition of The United States Army and Navy "With appendices, enumerating the principal ships of the United States Navy, their batteries and armor, and official reports of the Battle of Manila and the action off Santiago de Cuba." -- title page. 241 p.: 43 leaves of chromolithographed plates with captioned tissue-guards (included in pagination); 36 x 46 cm.

Features black morocco-gain cloth with gilt-stamped cover title: The U. S. Army and Navy 1776-1899. Brown, grey, and black cover illustration. Boards have bevelled edges. All page edges are gilt. Dark brown endpapers. Title page in red and black. "The Country's Defensive Forces in War and Peace" -- at head of title page. The Army by Lieut.-Col. Arthur L. Wagner; The Navy by Commander J. D. Jerrold Kelley.

In Very Good Condition: corners rubbed; ends of spine frayed with minor loss; cover is slightly soiled; front free endpaper has separated, occasional light finger soiling in margins, some fraying of pages, but overall very goof and pages and plates are clean.
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