The Navy in the Civil War (Complete in 3 volumes): The Blockade and the Cruisers; The Atlantic Coast; The Gulf and Inland Waters
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1883. First printings. Folding maps, plates. Original cloth over boards. Duodecimos. The three volumes are in good to very good condition, with extremity rubs, shallow chips, and other general wear overall. Volume II has a prior owner bookplate on front pastedown. Volume III has a 1/2" chip to the dark blue cloth at head of spine along with some slight browning from water tiding to lower inner margin of about the first 75 pages. Hinges remain sound in all three volumes.
The three volumes in this series were published in quick succession in the spring of 1883, and give the whole narrative of Union naval operations from 1861 to 1865, illustrated with maps.
Notably, the volume by Alfred Thayer Mahan is his first published book. Mahan was born at West Point, where his father was a distinguished professor of civil and military engineering, but ultimately obtained an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy through the influence of Jefferson Davis.
Ref. HATTENDORF A1a (Mahan); EICHER 17 (Ammen), 1 (Mahan) and 7 (Soley); NEVINS I, p. 229 (Mahan) and p. 234 (Soley).