Title: Life of Rear Admiral John Paul Jones, ...
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo & Co, Successors To Grigg, Elliot & Co., Philadelphia
Publication Date: 1850
Binding: Decorative Cloth Har
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
L.G. Curtis, Esq. editor of the Commercial, Cincinnati, Ohio, speaking of this work, observes: --".To Paul Jones the honor of raising up an American Navy belongs. He was the first commander in the world who made the proud flag of England "come down". His life, as printed by Messrs. Grigg, Elliot & Co, should be in the hands of every intelligent American." Compiled from his original journals and correspondence: including an account of his services in the American Revolution, and in the war between the Russians and Turks in the Black Sea. Illustrated with numerous  wood engravings of naval scenes, from original drawings by James Hamilton; the portraits by Mr.Croome and others. Frontis: Portrait of Paul Jones. Title page: Medallion from Congress Medal. 399pp. Contents: 13 chapters, Appendix At the beginning and the end of each chapter is a "vignette": "Initial Letter" and "Tail Piece". The paper is yellowed and foxed. Page 213, a piece of paper [3/4-in x 3/8-in] is missing on the fore-edge. A sheet of paper [3 1/2-in x 4 1/2-in] printed with the name of a previous owner and address, is glued on ffep.; the same name is inked on back ep. Dark green decorative cloth hc. design embossed on front and back boards; gilt sailing ship on front board; gilt design and lett. on spine. On the front cover, along the lower right corner, the cardboard and the cloth are waved and lightly discolored, probably by water. The spine and edges are rubbed and torn, the corners are bumped and torn; the cloth cover is soiled. The spine is straight and the book is in good condition regarding its old age.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 419
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