The Official Photographs of the United States Navy ; Comprising Over 200 Rare Pictures of the Navy, Its Officers, and Equipment, also 30 Views, Before and After the Explosion, of the Ill Fated [ Battleship ] Maine. Also Photographs of the Leading Spanish First edition, first printing
Hart, E. E. U.S. Naval photographer.

Chicago and NY : W. B. Conkey, 1898. 1898 First edition Staplebound. People's Series Vol. 6 No. 44, May 14, 1898. Exterior covers good, though back cover barely hanging on, interior very good. Covers have heavy wears, tears, and chipping at spine. Edges have chipping and small tears, esp. on front right top corner. Rust at staples, primarily at front. Slight darkening at edges of interior pages. 192 p. w/many illustrations, and a table of contents formatted more like an index. Includes many phototgraphs of US and Spanish ships. Also, important naval and political figures are shown, as well as many scenes of life, work, and training aboard US naval vessels at the turn of the century. Most striking are the photographs of the wreck of the Maine and of her crew before her destruction. An outstanding and genuinely interesting primary source of US naval photographs from the Spanish American war and the dreadnaught era. Fair Trade Paperback Original (Item ID: 4582)


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