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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