HISTORY OF WEST POINT, AND ITS MILITARY IMPORTANCE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY. Edward C. Boynton.
HISTORY OF WEST POINT, AND ITS MILITARY IMPORTANCE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY
HISTORY OF WEST POINT, AND ITS MILITARY IMPORTANCE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

HISTORY OF WEST POINT, AND ITS MILITARY IMPORTANCE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1863. First edition. 8vo. xviii, 408 pp. Illustrated, plates, maps, folding lithograph (9 x 30 inches, by J. Bien) frontispiece, a view of West Point on the Hudson River, folding plans. Ownership signature of Nathaniel Norris Halstead at the head of the title page; Halstead (1816-1884), a founder of Kearney, New Jersey, donated the money for an observatory at Princeton, but is perhaps now better known for his work on the "Intelligent Whale," a Civil War-era submarine, and his untimely murder by his mistress's former lover. Howes B-678. Sabin 7150. Gephart 7120. Larned 2921: "The work was subjected to the revision of competent authorities at the academy and was published with their approbation and encouragement." A little foxing, but very good. Somewhat later dark green three-quarter morocco (spine faded), marbled boards and endpapers, gilt spine title, top edge gilt. (#6186). Item #57831

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