Soley, Ammen & Mahan. The Navy in the Civil War Set (3 Vols): The Blockade and the Cruisers, The Atlantic Coast & The Gulf and Inland Waters (1883-95)

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Soley, James Russell; Ammen, Daniel & Mahan, A.T. The Navy in the Civil War Set (3 Vols): The Blockade and the Cruisers, The Atlantic Coast & The Gulf and Inland Waters.
Charles Scribners' Sons, New York, 1883. Edition Unstated.

A matched set of the three volumes of The Navy in the Civil War, two of which are from the original 1883 printing. Vol. 1 - Soley, The Blockade and the Cruisers (1895) - viii, 257 pp., 7 maps (one folded), 19 cm; Vol. 2 - Ammen, The Atlantic Coast (1883) - x, 273 pp., 9 maps (four folded), 19 cm.; Vol 3. Mahan, The Gulf and Inland Waters (1883) - viii, 267 pp., 8 maps (three folded) ; 19 cm.

All of the maps are present and are in excellent condition, except for map of the Mississippi River in Vol. 3, which is tattered on the border of the outside edge (not affecting the map itself). Although the books are ex-Lib, with the usual markings, the books are tight and do not appear to have been used much since they were added to the collection in 1951. At least one page in Vol. 2 remains uncut.

Binding: Hardcover (Embossed Cloth). Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Size: 7.5"-8" - Small Octavo (Sm. 8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Item Type: Book.

Text blocks are tight and bright with no markings beyond the standard ex-Lib marks. The bindings are dark blue cloth embossed with a main mast and rigging with a medallion of the Merrimac at the bottom and the title of the series under the yard. The titles and authors' names are in gilt on the front covers and spines. The page edges are clear (though toned from age); the library's ownership stamp on the bottom page edges is blacked out with a marker. Text and spine marked with Library stamps, library pocket inside book, stamps throughout and/or other library markings.

The weight is for the set. Each of the books weighs about one pound each Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Civil War; Nautical; United States; 19th century; Civil War; Military & Warfare. ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 1103.