New York; 1897-1898: Charles Scribner's Sons. First Edition. Small Octavos. Item #021441
In five volumes, illustrated with more than 500 hundred illustrations, maps and diagrams. A handsome set which tells the story of how the Navy was founded and those men who served the navy before the 20th century. Bound in dark blue cloth, spines lettered in white, a bumped corner and some rubbing to lettering on volume 3 and small stain to rear board of volume 5, and inner front hinge of volume 4 starting.