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 ...
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...
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. 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.
Very good. No dust jacket. Pages are clean and unmarked throughout, binding is good. Cover is slightly worn at edges and corners. and some of the gilt lettering on the spine is worn away. 14 volume set. 14 v. : fronts. (incl. ports. ), ill., pl.; 21 cm. Includes Illustrations. "Published with the permission of the President. "
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.
Very Good. No Dust Jacket. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. Signed Large set: Standard (Media Mail) orders only; NO priority, NO international. 1923-6 MEMORIAL EDITION, complete in 24 vols. A nice edition, with an introduction by George Bird Grinnell; an appreciation of Roosevelt as a book-lover by William Beebe; Roosevelt as a statesman by Albert J Beveridge; Roosevelt as a Historian by Hamlin Garland; and other introductory essays and memorials by Julian Street, Henry Cabot Lodge, Owen Wister, Brander Mattews, Gifford Pinchot and Elihu Root. #408 of 1, 050 sets SIGNED by Edith Kermit Roosevelt, wife of the president, on the limitation page of first volume. Roosevelt was an historian, a biographer, a statesman, a hunter, a naturalist, and an orator. His prodigious literary output included twenty-six books, over a thousand magazine articles, thousands of speeches and letters. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1906, in his position as President of the United States of America and collaborator of various peace treaties. Full red cloth bindings with gilt-stamped lettering to spines, some sunned, lightly rubbed and shelf scuffed; several have pale staining and rubbing to spines obscuring some of the gilt lettering. All are tightly bound, with gilt upper page edges, and many, many uncut pages. A very nice complete set of this scarce definitive edition.
The Works of Theodore Roosevelt. Small octavo, 15 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt top edge, raised bands, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. The set includes, The Naval War of 1812 in two volumes, The Wilderness Hunter, American Ideals, The Winning of the West in six volumes, Hunting the Grizzly, Hunting Trips on the Prairie, Hunting Trips of A Ranchman, The Rough Riders. In near fine condition. Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the early 20th century.
Some rubbing to the spines, heavier to the edges. Still a Very Good, tight set, quite attractive on the shelf. This set consists of 15 small octavo (4-1/8" x 6-3/4") bound in half smooth calf leather with matching corners and gilt lettered and decorated spines with contrasting gilt morocco spine labels. Present here are THE WILDERNESS HUNTER, AMERICAN IDEALS, THE WINNING OF THE WEST in 6 volumes, HUNTING THE GRIZZLY, HUNTING TRIPS ON THE PRAIRIE, HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCHMAN, THE ROUGH RIDERS, ADMINISTRATION/CIVIL SERVICE, and THE NAVAL WAR OF 1812 in 2 volumes.
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