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Tokyo: Togo Gensui, 1935. Foreword by Dr. Kazutoshi Uyeda. 18 full-page color plates, followed by 26 pages of black-and-white photographs. 358 pages. 4to, rebound in full black leather with gilt lettering, original covers bound in; very minor scuffing to covers. Tokyo: Togo Gensui, (1935). Revised and enlarged edition. A near fine copy.
Salem: Peabody, 1959. 196 black & white illustrations. 61 pages of text. Slim 8vo, blue printed wrappers; a bit edgeworn. Salem, MA: The Peabody Museum, (1959). A very goodcopy. Exhibition catalogue, commemorating the 160th Anniversary of the launching of the frigate Essex and the founding of the East India Marine Society, 1799.
Map. Lithograph. 16.75 x 16.75 inches. In very good condition. Some wear along original fold lines. Some light staining at top right. Printed circa 1915. A Turkish (Ottoman) map of the North Sea that illustrates the Battle of Dogger Bank, a significant early battle between the British and German navies. After a difficult defeat the month prior, British spies intercepted and decoded German wireless transmissions leading to an important victory.
New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. With an Appendix, Comprising His Correspondence with the Navy Department respecting His Conquest of California...Together with His Speeches in the Senate of the United States, and His Political Letters. Frontis. 131pp. + 2pp. of publisher's ads. 8vo, rebound in modern 3/4 brown morocco, back cover lightly soiled on cloth, scattered light foxing including Frontis. New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. First Edition. Howes B-259. Sabin 91904.
Brooklyn, NY: 1880. 2 pages, 7.75 x 4.75 inches, signed once in the body and again at the conclusion, Brooklyn, New York, February 21, 1880, to Commander (later Rear Admiral) Reginald F. Nicholson, requesting that his grandson be allowed to board naval vessels, in full: "Do you wish a recruit -- a young officer? My grandson, Master Henry Ward Beecher Jr, would be obliged to you for permission to go aboard of some of the ships, and generally to see...
Paris: Gide, 1839. Suivi de Notes et Documents et d'un Apercu General sur L'Etate Actuel du Texas, par M.E. Maissin. 17 India-proof plates, text illus. vii, 591pp. 4to, orig. cloth-backed boards; (lacks plate no. 16, slight foxing affecting some plates, spine worn). Paris: Gide, 1839. First Edition. "Admiral Baudin's French fleet, returning from the reduction of Vera Cruz, touched at Velasco, and thence sailed to Galveston." Baudin and his aide-de-camp Maissin travelled to Houston where they visited President Lamar. "Admiral...
New York: American Lithographic Company, 1918. Poster. Lithograph mounted on linen (two sheets have been joined). Image measures 60" x 77". Dramatic wall sized World War I recruitment poster featuring a lifeboat of sailors crashing through the waves after a U-boat attack. Sir Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) was born in Belgium but based in London as an artist and illustrator. His loose and lively style lends itself well to such a riveting scene. One of two war posters Brangwyn made in...
U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau, 1917. View. Autolithograph mounted on linen. 40" x 60". Dramatic wall sized World War I recruitment poster produced for the US Navy Recruiting Bureau, this poster depicts sailors in a lifeboat, with one figure gesturing to a submarine. Sir Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) was born in Belgium but based in London as an artist and illustrator. Minor creasing to corners and center.