Report of the Superintendent of the U. S. Coast Survey for 1861

By: Bauche, A. D., Superintendent, U.S. Coastal Survey

Price: $425.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


this grand old man is in marvelous condition for its age; in addition to being a coastal survey, it is filled with Civil War correspondence pertaining to the naval defense against the secessionists; author's compliments plate affixed to front paste down; single name in faded ink at top corner of FFEP; binding is tight and text block is unmarked; binding moderately shelf worn, rubbed and bumped; spine sunned; spatter residue down spine; small spots of removed color in spatter pattern across top of front cover; age mellowed pages with some leaning to tan in color; foxing on page edges, some extending into the margins, a few into the text block; pages are flexible and sturdy with light corner-wear; age stained pastedowns and both front and rear free end papers; 31 folded maps/charts are bound into the back half of the book; most appear to have never been unfolded and they all appear bright and in excellent condition; a few have 1/2 inch to inch-long tears at the gutters; one has a ruffled appearance along the bottom edge, with tiny nicks and light foxing on others; 270p. of text; 6,200 copies were originally printed; 1,200 copies were provided to the Senate, and 5,000 for general distribution; this copy originally belonged to Alexander D. Bauche, the author.

Title: Report of the Superintendent of the U. S. Coast Survey for 1861

Author Name: Bauche, A. D., Superintendent, U.S. Coastal Survey

Illustrator: 31 Folding Maps

Categories: American History/Americana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Washington, D.C., 37th Congress, Second Session: 1862

Binding: Original, Embossed Brown Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Hard Cover

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: JD541

Keywords: U. S. Government - History - Coast Survey - 1861; Civil War, American History, American Coastal Navigation