Lot 235: U.S. Navy in 1898

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Lot 235: Author: Child, F.H. (photographer); Title: Our Navy 1898 Illustrated (wrapper title); Place Published: Providence, RI; Publisher: Providence Albertype Company; Date Published: 1898; Description: [40] pp. Illustrated throughout from photographs. 13x17.5 cm (5x7"), original pictorial wrappers.Scarce pictorial booklet with photographs of the many ships of the U.S. Navy as the nation began to flex its imperialist muscles. About four lines of text beneath each photograph describes the ship, and gives its cost - about three million dollars buys a first-class battleship. Most photographs with copyright notice of F.H. Child. On the front and rear wrappers are the large rubberstamps of of S.C. Wyckoff, likely the Wyckoff who was a photographer's mate second class in the U.S. Navy active in the 1960s. OCLC/WorldCat lists four copies, at the New Hampshire State Library, Brown University, the Naval War College, and the Mariners' Museum Library in Newport News, Virginia. Condition: Moderate wear, a few stains to rear wrapper, very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $250-350
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