Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1905. First editions. Black and white illustrations, plans, maps. 3/4 leather. Octavos. xxiv, 423 and xx, 456 pages. Bindings are dark blue leather spines and fore corners with blue cloth sides, marbled endpapers, with top edges gilt. Gilt rules on both boards. Spines have five raised bands, gilt titles and ornamentation in six compartments. Small patch of silverfishing at top edge of upper board of Vol. I, bump to one of the spine bands on Vol. II. Hinges sound. A very clean bright set.
A thorough analysis of the use of navies in the War of 1812, by the most important American naval strategist of the 19th century. This is the concluding work in Mahan's highly influential series on naval strategy that began with the 1890 publication of "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783."
Both volumes illustrated with numerous plates, battle plans, and maps--some fold-outs. Handsomely bound by Riviere & Son.