Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 261

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(NAVY.) Regulations for the Uniform & Dress of the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States. 14 [of 16?] plates, 12 of them chromolithographs. 15, [1] pages. Folio, 14 x 11 1/2 inches, crudely hand-stitched into early cloth-backed heavy plain wrappers, moderate wear; plates bound out of usual sequence, lacking one or two plates, 1-inch tear on bottom edge throughout, minor dampstaining, moderate foxing and soiling; moderate edge wear, 1939 owner's pencil signature on flyleaf. Philadelphia, 1852

Additional Details

A seminal work on naval uniforms, including the full set of regulations in effect at that time, and finely executed plates, most of them lithographed by C. Schuessele after drawings by J. Goldsborough Bruff, and printed by the Philadelphia firm of P.S. Duval & Co. This example is lacking one of the two "Full Dress" plates, and possibly one other plate. Sabin 68960. One other example, the Copley copy (15 plates), known at auction since 1981.