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History of the Flag of the United States of America, and of the Naval
1880. 123363 PREBLE, George Henry. History of the Flag of the United States of America, and of the Naval and Yacht-Club Signals, Seals, and Arms, and Principal National Songs of the United States. With a Chronicle of the Symbols, Standards, Banners, and Flags of Ancient and Modern Nations. xvi, 815 pp. Illustrated with ten coloured plates, two hundred engravings on wood and maps and autographs. 4to., bound in publisher's blue cloth. Boston: A. Williams and Company, 1880. $1250.00 Second revised edition. The classic work on the subject, illustrated with magnificent colour plates. George Henry Preble was an American naval officer and writer, known for his "History of the Flag of the United States of America," and for taking the first photograph of the Fort McHenry flag that inspired The Star-Spangled Banner. A fine copy, scarce thus.
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