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Stuart, Charles.
The Naval and Mail Steamers of the United States.
New York: Charles B. Norton, Irving House, 1853. xx. Large 4to. 216 pp. plus (22) pp. adverts. Color, tinted litho and b/w line ills. This is the second edition of Stuarts history of our National Steam Marine, identical to the first. It is one of the great books on the steamships of mid-19th century America, with 36 color, tinted, and line lithos of steamships and their powerplants. The frontispiece is a chromolitho of the "Powhatan," which even then was accompanying Perrys fleet to Japan. Portraits of vessels are in sepia tinted lithos, and the diagrams of powerplants in b/w. Scattered foxing throughout, but very little affecting the plates. Bound in original half crimson morocco with gilt lettering over boards. spine ends and corners scuffed.
Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co. [United States]
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