This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 Excerpt: ... Decatur, his adversary, having been thus rendered perfectly helpless, could have simply taken any position he chose and compelled the ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 Excerpt: ... Decatur, his adversary, having been thus rendered perfectly helpless, could have simply taken any position he chose and compelled the latter to strike, without suffering any material additional loss himself. As in such a case he would neither have endured the unanswered fire of the Endymion on his quarter for the first half hour, nor the subsequent broadsides of the Pomone, the President's loss would probably have been no greater than that of the Constitution in taking the Java. It is difficult to see how any outsider with an ounce of common-sense and fair-mindedness can help awarding the palm to Decatur, as regards the action with the Endymion. But I regret to say that I must agree with James that he acted rather tamely, certainly not heroically, in striking to the Pomone. There was, of course, not much chance of success in doing battle with two fresh frigates; but then they only mounted eighteen-pounders, and, judging from the slight results of the cannonading from the Endymion and the first two (usually the most fatal) broadsides of the Pomone, it would have been rather a long time before they would have caused much damage. Meanwhile the President was pretty nearly as well off as ever as far as fighting and sailing went. A lucky shot might have disabled one of her opponents, and then the other would, in all probability, have undergone the same fate as the Endymion. At least it was well worth trying, and though Decatur could not be said to be disgraced, yet it is excusable to wish that Porter or Perry had been in his place. It is not very pleasant to criticise the actions of an American whose name is better known than that of almost any other single-ship captain of his time; but if a man is as much to be praised for doing fairly, or even badly, as for do...
Very Good. 10 volume set only. Handsome. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Volume IV doesn't have a dj. Includes: I. Hunting trips of a ranchman. Ranch life and the hunting trail. --III. Outdoor pastimes of an American hunter. II. A booklover's holidays in the open. --IV. African game trails. --V. Through the Brazilian wilderness and Papers on natural history. --VI. The naval war of 1812. VIII The winning of the West. vol. 1--II. The wilderness hunter. Outdoor pastimes of an American hunter. I-II. --X. Hero tales from American history. Oliver Cromwell. New York. --XIII. American ideals. The strenuous life. Realizable ideals. --XI. The Rough riders and Men of action.
Very good. No dust jacket. Usual aging: rubbing and edge wear on covers; spines losing gilt, corners bumped. Prev. owners initials fep ea. vol. Light tanning but otherwise interiors clean and tight. 14 volume set. Includes: illustrations, index. Audience: General/trade. Sewn binding. Dark blue cloth over boards w/ gilt lettering.
No dust jacket. Very good condition. 12 of 14 volumes. Missing vols. 2 and 3. Light rubbing to extremities. Spine lettering rubbed. Vol. 5 has occasional marginal notes. Vol. 12 has tear to frontis. tissue guard.
Very good copies in very good dust jackets. 8vo, A few volumes have stained cloth but overall a very nice set in the uncommon dust jackets, Most of the volumes are fine & bright with paper spine labels but a few volumes have stained boards (appears to be from moisture); some of the dust jackets have mostly minor chips.
Very Good. Roosevelt, Theodore. The Works of Theodore Roosevelt in Sixteen Volumes. New York: P.F. Collier & Son, circa 1906. Indexed. Illustrated. 12mo. Book condition: Very good with very light rubbing to edges. Minor chipping or tearing to spine ends. Internally very clean.
Very Good in Good jacket. 5½" by 8" Complete set of the 'National Edition' of the works of Teddy Roosevelt, our most literary President; twenty volumes in all. Published in 1926, the set includes his hunting/outdoors/adventure books; histories; essays political, moral & literary; letters to his children; and autobiography. Most volumes include new introductions by friends, colleagues and other notables. Each volume bound in full green cloth, paper spine label printed in two colors, top edge gilt. All have their original jackets. Light general wear to books, jackets show some edgewear, a few with staining/creasing to the spine, chips/missing patches at head of spine to a couple of volumes. Texts clean. Scarce complete, let alone in the jackets.
Good in No Deust jacket. 24 volumes. A Good set (Volumes I-XXIII and XXVI) in maroon cloth with paper spine labels, top edges gilt. Number 639 of 1310 copies printed. The covers of most volumes show discoloration from damping (presumably from poor storage), with tanning/foxing to most endpapers. One volume has a glue-mend to a paper tear at the rear gutter, and several have minor margin wear. Small owner's name in some volumes. The bindings are sound, and the text is unmarked. The prospectus for Volume XXVI (published in 1913) is present, as is a 1953 74-page paperback guide to Sagamore Hill. A flawed example of this significant limited edition, but still sound as a reading/reference copy, and scarce in any condition.
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