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The Pictorial Book of the Commodores

Frost, John

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Comprising Lives of Distinguished Commanders of the Navy of the United States. New York: Nafis & Cornish (1845). Octavo, original cloth ornately gilt-stamped. Pp. xiv, 9-440 pages. Illustrated with seventy-five wood engravings, including portraits, ornamental letters, tail-pieces, and scenes of action, by C. K. Frost, G. T. Devereux, C. N. Parmelee, Henry B. Brown, and others. A single leaf at front printed one side only with "Directions to the Binder for placing steel Plate Engravings" makes it clear that this copy lacks six of seven steel engravings, retaining only the frontispiece portrait of Commodore Bainbridge. Bookplates. Some light marginal soil and foxing throughout. Covers worn at spine ends and corners but still about very good. First Edition under this title, but probably a reprint of the same author's "American Naval Biography" published a year earlier (Sabin #26023). Not in Sinclair Hamilton's "Early American Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers.". Bookseller Inventory # 9449

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Title: The Pictorial Book of the Commodores

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