New York: Sherman Publishing Company, 1886. Cloth. Large 8vo. Publisher's illustrated cloth with gilt stamps. Red stained edges. Numerous full-page and text illustrations and maps. 843 pp.
Edge wear. Curled, closed tear at header of spine. Hinges split, threatening to detach. Attractive John Crerar Library bookplate inside front cover. Several pages of front matter including title page loose and laid in. Interior is bright and clean.
This is a very large, heavily illustrated history of naval conflicts of the American Civil War, written by decorated Union Admiral David Dixon Porter. Says Nevins of this Porter: "Comprehensive, partisan, egotistical, sometimes inaccurate, but always interesting." (Nevins 1, p.231). Good +. Item #1771