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Auction 183, Lot 528

"Uniform for the United States Navy, Prepared Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Navy", U.S. Gov't Printing Office

Subject: Prints Military

Period: 1869 (published)


Color: Printed Color

11.3 x 15.3 inches
28.7 x 38.9 cm
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This uncommon 12-page report by George M. Robeson, Secretary of the Navy, contains the regulations for uniform dress for the Navy's various ranks on different occasions. The text is accompanied by 9 single-page plates (8 in color) illustrating insignia, sword belts, shoulder loops/straps and more. The plates were drawn by C.K. Stellwagen and lithographed by J.F. Gedney. Original paper boards.

References: Howes #U-14.

Condition: B

The plates are good to mostly very good with some minor rippling and light soiling along the sheet edges. Title page and text have light dampstains (not impacting the plates). Endpapers are loose and the paper covers are worn and soiled.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/9/2021