THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET – “UNCLE SAM’S SCRAP BOOK.” [Cover Title]
Middleton, Conn.: The Middlesex Company, n.d. (ca. 1912). pp. Photogravures from original photographs of Clarke & Muller, U. S. Naval Photographers, New York City. Stiff brown wrappers with image of large turret guns firing, tied. First edition. Externally, the wrappers are worn with tears (closed with acid-free archival tape) to the extended edges and a piece of a corner missing. Additionally, the images on the front cover has a piece missing (See scan). Overall, poor to fair. Internally, the pages and gravures are very good. Contains 27 images, mounted on heavy stock with page decorations, of the vessels making up the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet. The last photogravures show the first U.S.S. Texas, now renamed the San Marcos, being used for gunnery practice in the Chesapeake Bay. Rare with WorldCat locating no copies.