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1 LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR.
(DC) (1910) 
17pp. House of Reps. Doc. #550. Report of the examination of channel across Newport News Middle Ground Bar, towards obtaining a depth of 35 feet & suitable width between Old Point & Newport News, VA. V.g. in CDBD folder (corners chipped). Two large fold maps. Military. (3280001001)
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2 "An Old Salt" Are We Ready r a Few Facts Regarding England's Navy
London 1877 
31ppp. Removed. VG. Gives the lie to and excoriates the "Readiness" of many ships. OCLC locates one copy. (6035602335) 
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3 (Boston Harbor) PLAN AND SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING BOSTON HARBOR AND, INCIDENTALLY, THE VICINITY
Boston 1867 
21pp. Front wrp chipped & loose. Rear wrp gone. Edges abraded. Text calls for a map, not present. Not listed per OCLC. (5465893965) 
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4 (Sumner, Charles) (Codman, John) A LETTER TO HON. CHARLES SUMNER, OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE, ON THE CONDITION AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE AMERICAN MERCANTILE MARINE.
Washington, D.C. 1860 
18pp. First ed. Wrps. Vg, w/ some age soil. Bill Reese said this is a very strong protest against working conditions faced by sailors, somewhat like slavery. (5715925890) 
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5 (Various attorneys) "Geneva Award" as covered in 16 titles
DC, etc. 1878 
Here are thirteen 1st editions (one title includes reprints of three other Alabama titles) , several in paper covers, all bound together in one volume (3/4lea and mrbld bds, expected rubbing). Contents all v.g., no foxing, writing, or discoloration. We provide author, title, pagination and OCLC frequency as O=x. Please note that only one of these titles appears in first edition on line. Here goes.1, Lathers, A Statement of Facts. 15. O=122. Manning. Geneva Award. 16. O=13.3. Brainerd. Geneva Award (Argument), 32. O=144. Brainerd. Argument (with additions). 30. O=135. Spofford. The Geneva Award Supplemental. 9. O=36. (Baring, et als) War Upon American Commerce (1864) 24. O=247. Osgood and Curtiss. Memorial to Congress. 5. O=28, 9, 10, 11. Metcalf. Geneva Award. 40. O=12 (includes reprints of ((Please note for these 3 we list OCLC locations for originals). Same. Builder of Ship Delphine. 1873 (28-34) O=(9) Same. Geneva Award. Five minutes. 1874 (35-38) O=(4) Same. Geneva Award. Two Facts... nd. (39-40). O=(1)12. Cushing. Opinion of Hon. Caleb Cushing. 4 O=413. Metcalf. Facts Relating to the Geneva Award. (1877) 34. O=714. Sedgwick. Claimants Under the Geneva Award. 37. O=715. Clingman. The Geneva Award Argument. (1877). 30. O=716. Duplicate of first pamphlet. 16 vol. (6033942204)
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6 Adams, W. H. Davenport Farragut and Other Great Commanders
NY and London (1885) 
465, w/several full p. ilustpp. Appears to be first edition, V.G. Bkstrp gilt very legible. Paper is more brittle than usual. (6025439094) 
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7 American Art Publishing House (32 PAGES OF BATTLESHIP AND RELATED PRINTS IN FOLDER 7-9 ONLY OF WORLD'S WONDERS)
Chicago 1898 c.11"x16" 
32pp. Front paper wrp loose, rear gone. From a mixed bag, but these are complete. Ships include "Castine," "Holland," Iowa (partial)," "Kentucky," "Kearsarge," "Nashville," "Richmond," "Rogers," "St. Louis," "St. Paul". Also crane, launch, and Arms: Ten-Inch gun, Twelve inch mortars, shops, Turret plates, Sixteen inch gun and Battle of Manila Bay. Neither this title or this publisher appear per OCLC. (5883518139)
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8 American Art Publishing House WORLD'S FINE ART SERIES. THE WORLD'S WONDERS (A 16 P. ESSAY ON SPAIN)
Chicago 1898 
16pp. c. 11"x16". Paper covers loose. Three full page maps, ships "Navara," "Nueva Espana," "Infanta Maria Teresa," "Infanta Isabel" and "Vizcava." As well as 28 images (4 per page) and 2 (2 on page). Neither this pub nor this title appears per OCLC for this year. (5883437157)
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9 American Art Publishing House WORLD'S FINE ART SERIES. THE WORLD'S WONDERS (EIGHTY PAGES LARGELY W/ PHOTOGRAPHS OF CUBA AND U.S. NAVY)
Chicago 1898 
Five sections (80 p.). c.11"x16". Paper covers (2 sets separating, rest vg). This is a dukes' mixture with the numeration sometimes absent, sometimes printed, sometimes w/ correction. Many full p. images including Havana (cemetery, hotels, plaza, panorama, harbor, Tacon, theatre, cathedral, Luz Wharf, Plaza de Toros); Ships: Chicago, Columbia, Indiana, Iowa, Katahdin, Maine (several), Machlas, Marblehead, Miantonoman, Montgomery, Olivette, Philadelphia, Puritan, Terror, Torpedo Boat, Vesuvius; and sugar plantation, war map, military, "Helena", Matanzas, Yumuri River. Neither this author or this title appears per OCLC. (5883558630)
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10 American Tract Society (TRACTS 156-194 AS PTD VOL IV)
New York c.1830 
37 tracts , numerated individually but paged continuously for total of 404 pages. Each ranges from 4 to 32 p., and 25 have wood cut illustrations. Full early leather, vg, text missing fep, first ten leaves damped. Notable for topics of dancing, law, nautical and temperance interest. One wood cut SIGNED by Anderson. Analysis of the first vol found the tracts with wood cuts averaging forty. Here with 25 wood cuts (and 12 w/o at half) we estimate a retail of twelve hundred forty. Here's your chance for 25 early 19th C. wood cuts as well as spiritual guidance. (5905585734)
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11 Anonymous VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD FROM THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK TO THE PRSENT TIME
New York 1844 12mo 
401pp. Cover damped. Bkstrp frayed on right, usual foxing. Interior lib stamps. Harper Family Library title. (5920972314)
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12 Arbecam, Capt. H. Peyton (comp.) THE LOWRY-BOWYER TELEMETER, OR DISTANCE-FINDER: RULES, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND EXAMPLES.
(Boston) 1896 12mo 
21(4 fold plts)pp. First ed. Use of the telemeter for distance & navigation. NUC locates three copies, none in MA. OCLC cites one location. Laid in is a 24mo. pamphlet, "Ship's Telemeter, Position & Distance Finder," Lowry Mfg Co., Boston, w/many testimonials (with no locations for either per OCLC, 1/17. Massachusetts. . Technical. Military. (252835415) 
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13 Board of Supervising Inspectors of Steam-Vessels. REPORT ON SAFETY-VALVE TESTS, MADE AT THE U.S. NAVY YARD, WASHINGTON, D.C., Removed.
Washington, DC 1875 8vo 
75pp. W/o wrps, ever? Many diagrams and illus. (5118481185)
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14 Cass, Lewis and E. B. Washburne TWO U.S. HoR DOCS ABOUT COMPENSATION OF ROGERSON & SON FOR ASSISTANCE TO "NORTHUMBERLAND" WHEN IT FOUNDERED
Washington 1860 
Two docs. One is 17 p. and one is 18 p. Both removed. Much correspondence to verify the 1858 incident. (5934860727)
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15 Clyde Line S. S. Seminole THE RADIOGRAM
Atlantic Ocean(!) 1925 4to 
Five issues, including first issue of the maiden voyage. Topics incl national news, sports, social details about passengers, stock market, ship details, international news, etc. All in two folders one w/ a 2"x4" paper pasted on cover. Both have black scrapbook paper residue on rear covers. (5992600893)
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16 Committee on Expenditures in the Navy Department ALLEGED ABUSES IN THE NAVY DEPARTMENT
Washington, DC 1860 
36pp. Untrimmed U.S. HOR 36th C., 1st Session, Report No. 621. Largely on political favoritism on coal, timber and other patronage. No copies of this report on line. (5902386945) 
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17 Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads (CLAIM OF TRUSTEES OF A. G. SLOO FOR MAIL DELIVERY BETWEEN NEW YORK . . . AND CHAGRES)
Washington, DC 1862 
79pp. Removed. Bottom free corner damped. 37th C, 2d Session, Senate Rep. 63. Variations in delivery dates, frequency and more. (5935022691)
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18 Dennett, John CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF A POWERFUL SPECIES OF WAR ROCKETS
London 1833 
28pp. Ftspc. Wrps (damped but not affecting text). Called the second edition, filled with thrilling testimonials. A first ed. issued same year with 381 pgs. That's a lot of testimonials. OCLC locates only one lib. with either. You might have a customer who will get a blast from this. (5631340191) 
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19 FMC Corporation (Food Machinery Corp.) AMPHIBIAN DIARY - THE STORY OF THE "WATER BUFFALO" AND FOOD MACHINERY CORPORATION.
New York? 1945 4to. 
16pp. Wrps. Color photo illus. of the LVT (Landing Vehicle, Tracked) patterned after the hurricane rescue "Alligators". Because FMC also produced sprayers, they were the ideal company to manufacture flame throwers as well as flame foggers. OCLC locates two copies of this title (4/14). (5155975851)
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20 Gleason, F. GLEASON'S PICTORIAL
Boston 1854 
Vol VI #1-26pp. Jan - June. Folio. Front cover attached by threads. Text remarkably good. Images include a nice Andrew Jackson Equestrian Statue (cast from captured British cannon), Ben Franklin rebus, Broadway panorama, flags of all nations, public buildings in D.C., Havana bird's eye, Double. P. Collins mail steam, Philadelphia ice boat, several on paper, LaFayette, church in Bixar, fire engines (2), early telegraph (by house), Memphis navy yard, Crystal Palace, six Checromancy (and numerous smaller illus.), three views of American line of battle ship (cut away view included). National costumes, Persian pipes, blank family record, world rulers, Marblehead, Penobscot River (2), and Indianapolis (4). Single issues on line to fifty ( you do the math!) (5686610406) 
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