Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1906. First edition. Hardcover. Scarce 8vo, tight bound except for front hinge which is beginning to split but still held with netting, 322pp. F.O. name penned on the ffe. Book is somewhat faded and lightly soiled with bumped tips and spine ends. Text is clean and unmarked. very Good except as noted / missing. Item #17543
Chapters on the first sea fight of the Revolutionary War, A British schooner captured by farmers in 1775, Benedict Arnold, Soldier-Sailor, Captain John Paul Jones, Captain Bushnell, Captain Barry and his rowboats, Captain Tucker, Last naval Battle of the Revolution, Moorish pirates of the Mediterranean, Young Decatur in Tripoli, Old "Ironsides", Commodore Perry on Lake Erie, and many many more Naval heroes through to the Civil War.