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George Mason Of Virginia: Citizen Statesman Philosopher (Bookplate of George Preston Blow)

Robert C. Mason

Editorial: Oscar Aurelius Morgner, New York, 1919
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Rareeclectic (Pound ridge, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

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Check out the history of the previous owner of this book after the condition description. Published January, 1919. Edition, 1000 Copies. The labels on the front cover and the spine are very good condition (see photos). There's a little scuffing on the front cover. That's about it for cover wear. The book is well bound, HOWEVER there are 3 narrow vertical strips neatly applied at the hinges between three sets of pages including between the Dedication page and Copyright page. I've provided a photograph. The pages are otherwise in very good condition. There is some darkening/foxing at the bottom of the title page and the bottom of the opposite frontispiece page. It's pretty minor and doesn't recur. The full-page black-and-white photographs appear to be in perfect condition. There are two fold-outs in excellent condition, though with a mild crease above their bottom edge, away from the print. I don't see any writing/underlining in the book. No markings, no creases other than the ones I referenced. What may make this copy of particular interest to somebody is the presence of a bookplate on the inside cover of a George Preston Blow. George Blow served as a lieutenant aboard the ill-fated USS MAINE. He managed to survive the explosion, and later commanded the USS POTOMAC which was involved in the raising of the INFANTA MARIA TERESA. He commanded the USS VULCAN during the ill-fated attempt to tow the INFANTA MARIA TERESA back to the United States. Background: George Preston Blow, son of Judge George Blow and Elizabeth Taylor Allmand was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1860. Perhaps his lifetime love of the sea was inspired by His great grandfather, Richard Blow, who had served as an officer in the Virginia Continental Line while his armed merchant fleet in Norfolk operated under letters of Marque from the Continental Congress in harassing the British during the Revolutionary war . Reportedly he was carried as a child to the roof of his father's house in Norfolk to watch the battle of the USS MONITOR and the CSS VIRGINIA. He was enrolled in the United States Naval Academy at the age of 15 as a member of the class of 1881, one of the first Southerners allowed to matriculate after the War Between the States. Shortly after his graduation he was a member of the volunteer crew of the USS PINTA on its controversial trip from Norfolk to Alaska around South America in 1883. He later served on the USS PENSACOLA under Captain George Dewey in the Mediterranean. In 1887 he was appointed navigation officer for the attempts to raise the treasure ship DeBraak in Delaware Bay. In 1890 as aide to Admiral Brown, he was detailed to King Kalakaua of Hawaii during the king's fatal visit to California and was later knighted by Queen Liliuokalani (He was not authorized by Congress to accept the honor until March, 1897. The decoration was then forwarded to him by the Navy Department and was lost on the Maine - along with everything he owned onboard). He was assigned as a Lieutenant to the USS TEXAS in 1895 and USS MAINE in 1896. Surviving the explosion on February 15, 1898, he later commanded the USS VULCAN during the Spanish American War, in which he held the temporary rank of Commander and later of Captain. He was in command of the USS POTOMAC which assisted in raising the INFANTA MARIA TERESA, sunk in the battle of Santiago Bay, and later commanded the USS VULCAN, which was towing the Spanish warship to the United States when it was lost off Cat Island in the Bahamas. During his naval career he also established the U.S. Hydrographic bureaus in Cleveland and Chicago and invented several naval devices including the depth-charge. He died in Washington DC in 1922 and was buried with the Naval Academy Class of 1881 in Arlington National Cemetery. His grandson, Michael Blow, is the author of A Ship to Remember - the Maine and the Spanish-American War. N° de ref. de la librería 000563

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Título: George Mason Of Virginia: Citizen Statesman ...

Editorial: Oscar Aurelius Morgner, New York

Año de publicación: 1919

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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