The Autobiography of Commodore Charles Morris, U. S. Navy

Boston: A. Williams, 1880.

Frontis. 111pp. 8vo, 3/4 contemporary brown morocco, spine and corners worn, ex-lib. Boston: A. Williams...Published 1880. First Edition

Commodore Morris began his naval career in 1799 as a midshipman. He served on the U.S.S. Constitution while fighting Barbary pirates in Tripoli and during the War of 1812. Morris was wounded during the U.S.S. Constitution's attack on the British ship, H.M.S Guerriere. After the War of 1812 he continued to serve as captain of naval ships, head of naval installations, or on the Board of Navy Commissioners, until his death in 1856. This volume is inscribed by a relative of the author, "To Prof. H. H. Goodell with the compliments of C. Morris, U. S. Army. Amherst, Feb. 1881." Ex libris from the Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts, with their withdrawal stamp.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Edition: First
Language: English

Price: $350.00

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