"THE FIRST FORESHADOWINGS OF A GREAT NAVAL POWER": BOYNTON'S HISTORY OF THE NAVY DURING THE REBELLION, WITH NINE CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF WARSHIPS AND IRONCLADS
BOYNTON, Charles B. The History of the Navy during the Rebellion. New York: D. Appleton, 1867-69. Two volumes. Large octavo, original green cloth, gilt vignette of "The Hartford" to front covers.
First and early edition set of this history of the Union Navy during the Civil War, richly illustrated with steel-engraved portraits, wood-engraved plates and maps, and nine lovely chromolithographs of ships, including one of the famous battle between the ironclads Monitor and Merrimac.
The Union Navy played a decisive role in the Civil War, and Boynton's engaging history traces its development of ironclads and the imposition of the all-important naval blockade on Southern ports and rivers. Volume I first edition; Volume II first published in 1868. Not in Eicher.
A clean, near-fine set in original cloth.