Philadelphia: J. & J. L. Gihon, 1852. hardcover. to the close of the Mexican War. Over 100 engravings. xv, 611pp. + 16pp. of publisher's ads. 8vo, 20th century full tan calf, black leather label, light foxing to some margins, inner hinge strengthened, otherwise very good. Philadelphia: J. & J. L. Gihon, 1852. very good(-).
Author was publisher and editor of several magazines, including Peterson's Magazine, which he also founded. "His (Peterson's) most important work was a history of the American navy..." Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. XIV, p. 513. From the library of Samuel Eliot Morison with his bookplate.