A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, U.S.N. and C.S.N., Author of "Physical Geography of the Sea and Its Meteorology".

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1888. First edition. 8vo. vi, (2, errata), 326 pp. Frontispiece portrait of Maury. Laid in is a typed copy of a 1917 letter from the sister of the compiler explaining the publication history of the book; tipped in at the rear is an extract from a 1903 periodical describing the gift of a Maury portrait to the University of Virginia. Nevins I, p. 221: "Partisan and poorly written book by the oceanographer's daughter, but it reproduces Civil War correspondence not published elsewhere." Owner's name, else very good. Original navy cloth, gilt spine title. (10063). Item #63471

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