Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 179

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(NAVY.) McHenry, James. Uniform for the Navy of the United States of America. Letterpress broadside, 15 x 9 1/4 inches; folds, minimal dampstaining, closed seal tear in text area with minimal loss; docketed on verso. [Philadelphia: William Ross, 1797]

Additional Details

Describes the regulation uniforms for captains, lieutenants, surgeons, sailing masters, pursers, midshipmen, and marines, as set forth by the Secretary of War. Evans 33100. 2 copies in ESTC, both at the American Antiquarian Society, and none known at auction. with--two related printed circulars, both signed in type by Secretary of the Navy Robert Smith, both with integral blanks inscribed with address panels: "The Surgeons and Surgeons' Mates in the Navy of the United States, will Henceforth Consider their Uniform Dress to Consist of. . . ." (one page), 10 December 1801 and "The Uniform Dress of the Captains and Certain other Officers of the Navy of the United States" (2 pages), 27 August 1802.