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Books Relating to the U.S. Naval Academy

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9411 . [Berg, Vernon E., J. R. McAliley, and Carter Sawtell]. Paint 'N' Powder [U.S. Naval Academy, Natronlant 1971] .
Click for larger image[Annapolis]: [U. S. Naval Academy], [1971]. Quarto, Hardcover , black and white photographs, drawings , [98 pages]. Condition: Fine.
     This is the cruise book from the Naval Academy's 1971 summer training cruise to northern Europe for third class midshipmen (NATRONLANT 1971). The vessels taking part in the cruise were the amphibious transport dock ships USS Shreveport (LPD-12) and the USS Raleigh (LPD-1). Content of the book consists primarily of photographs. "A ship is always referred to as 'She' because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder" -- Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz. Bound in red textured paper over boards with black title and illustration on upper board.  

Book #9411
$25.00    order or inquire Service Academies Cruise Books U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen chester nimitz USS Shreveport USS Raleigh Natronlant northern Europe

11405 . [Civil War]. Color View of Annapolis Harbor in the Civil War and U. S. General Hospital Division 1 at the Naval Academy .
Click for larger imageNew York: Charles Magnus, 1865. 4 1/2" x 7 1/2", . Condition: Fine.
     Framed billhead or letterhead showing a bird's eye view of Annapolis and the Naval Academy as they were during the Civil War. Bottom part of the document is cut away, but the printed caption "Annapolis, MD" remains along with "Naval Hospital" and "March 24th, 1865" in manuscript at the bottom margin.  

Book #11405
$200.00    order or inquire Maryland Annapolis Charles Magnus Engraving Civil War Naval Academy U.S. General Hospital St. John'S College

11356 . Knight, J. B., Compiler. Navy Yearbook: Compilation of Annual Naval Appropriation Laws from 1883 to 1914, Including Provisions for the Construction of all Vessels of the "New Navy" .
Click for larger imageWashington: Government Printing Office, 1914. Octavo, 3/4 leather , Tables , 967 pages. Condition: Fine.
     Senate Document No. 637, 63rd Congress, 3rd session. Also includes tables showing "present naval strength in vessels and personnel, and amount of appropriations for the naval service, also statistics of foreign navies." A goldmine of information about the navy in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, including much information on the Naval Academy. This copy belonged to George C. Perkins, Governor of California (1880-1883) and U. S. Senator (1893-1915), with his name stamped in gilt on upper board. Bound in dark blue textured cloth over boards with leather spine and fore corners, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine titled in gilt. Mild rubs to extremities.  

Book #11356
$75.00    order or inquire Naval History george c. perkins California Politicians US Navy Congress Senate Senators Vessels

10223 . [Naval Academy]. Telephone Directory, Severn River Naval Command and United States Naval Academy, Annapolis 2611, Corrected to 1 November 1949 .
Click for larger image[Annapolis]: [U. S. Naval Academy Press], 1949. Octavo, Wrappers , [iv], 53 pages. Condition: Good.
     Original telephone directory from late 1949. Includes instructions on the use of the telephone, locations and box numbers of fire alarm boxes, and listings by individuals' name and also by departments. Unobtrusive prior owner marginalia throughout. Bound in yellow printed paper covers over a stapled binding. Some light soil to exterior, rubs and a few corner creases to covers.  

Book #10223
$25.00    order or inquire Maryland U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis Directories US Navy Telephones Severn River naval command

9744 . [Naval Academy]. A Guide Book to the United States Naval Academy, Showing Buildings, Roads, Athletic Fields, Drill Grounds, and Historic Monuments .
Click for larger image[New York]: [U. S. Navy Records Bureau], 1924. Quarto, Wrappers , black and white photographs , [16 pages]. Condition: Fine.
     Uncommon guide to the Naval Academy produced during the superintendency of Admiral Henry ("Uncle Henry") B. Wilson. It was Superintendent Wilson who dismissed the commercial guides serving the academy and instead formed details of academy watchmen and officers to take visitors through the yard. He knew the importance of good public relations and wanted to be sure visitors got a friendly welcome (see Sweetman, p. 181). The narrative portion of this guide book, with many interesting anecdotes, is arranged such that it could be used on a self-guided walking tour. The book measures about 9 x 12 inches and contains many interesting photographs, including an aerial view from 1922. There is also a map of the buildings, grounds, and locations of monuments. A smaller book with half the pages was issued in 1923. Bound in textured paper covers over a saddle-stapled binding with a view of the Naval Academy Chapel on front cover. Other than a few tiny rubs at tips, no significant wear.  

Book #9744
$75.00    order or inquire Service Academies us naval academy Guidebooks Annapolis chapel Bancroft Hall Monuments Severn River Santee Basin

10880 . Trumpy, Sigrid (Compiled and edited by), Introduction and Essays by Sari Hornstein. Naval Prints from the Beverley R. Robinson Collection, 1514-1791 .
Click for larger imageAnnapolis: United States Naval Academy Museum, (1991); First printing. Oblong quarto, Full cloth , Color and black & white illustrations , 419 pages. Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket, slipcased. Jacket in Mylar protector.
     A stunning catalogue of the exceptional collection of naval prints collected by Mr. Beverley Randolph Robinson (1876-1951) and bequeathed to the United States Naval Academy Museum. Not only is the collection an invaluable source on the naval history of Europe and the New World in the 16th to 18th centuries, but also offers outstanding examples of the art of printmaking from the 16th through 19th centuries in woodcuts, etchings, line engravings, mezzotints, aquatints, and lithographs. This fully illustrated catalogue of 268 prints is arranged chronologically and includes titles and detailed descriptive notes for each entry. A second volume was anticipated but never published. Bound in blue cloth over boards with spine and upper board stamped in silver, matching slipcase.  

Book #10880
$75.00    order or inquire Naval History Prints Printmaking Engraving Etching Naval Warfare Wooden Ships Naval Battles famous ships

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