The Life And Character Of John Paul Jones, A Captain In The United States Navy During The Revolutionary War
by Sherburne, John Henry
New York: Adriance, Sherman & Co., 1851. Second Edition Expanded. Very good in its original blind embossed, gray cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 7/8 by 5 3/4 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn down to the edges of the text block and worn through at the tips of the boards. The preliminaries up to the introduction show heavy foxing. The remainder of the pages are quite clean and free of foxing until the appendix at which point foxing again becomes obvious and increases with the advancing pages. 408 pages including an appendix and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece engraving of John Paul Jones. Contained within the text is a fold-out facsimile of John Paul Jones' commission as Captain signed by John Hancock in Philadelphia on October 10, 1776. Originally published in 1825 in Washington, this edition adds 44 pages, the frontispiece and the fold-out facsimile noted above. (Howes, S-393; Gephart, 13733) (Inventory #: TB28731)
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