Item #1411 Some Neglected Aspects of War (Signed). Mahan, lfred, hayer.
Some Neglected Aspects of War (Signed)
Some Neglected Aspects of War (Signed)
First Edition with Lengthy Inscription by Alfred Thayer Mahan

Some Neglected Aspects of War (Signed)

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1907. First edition. Cloth over boards. Octavo. xxii, [2], 193 pages [+1 page ad]. Bound in dark blue publisher's cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt, dark blue-black coated endpapers. A few shallow bumps to extremities, a few slight rubs, and a small rectangular numeric label at top fore corner of front pastedown. There is a faint splitting to front endpaper along hinge, but still sound. A beautiful, near fine copy overall.

Text includes articles and an address by Capt. Mahan, plus two articles by other authors. The pieces by Mahan are:
- The Moral Aspect of War
- The Practical Aspect of War
- The Hague Conference of 1907, and the Question of Immunity for Belligerent Merchant Shipping
- War from a Christian Standpoint (an address in 1900 to the Church Congress in Providence, RI)

The other two pieces included herein are:
- The Power that Makes for Peace, by Henry S. Pritchett
- The Capture of Private Property at Sea, by Julian S. Corbett

This copy bears a lengthy inscription by Mahan, signed and dated by him May 14, 1909. He closely paraphrases himself from page 51, and writes "The great danger of the / indiscriminating advocacy of / arbitration is that it may lead / men to tamper with conscience, / soothing it with the belief that / War is so entirely wrong that / beside it no other tolerated / evil is wrong."

Signed copies of Mahan's books are very scarce, and this is a nice example in one of his first editions.


Item #1411

Price: $2,500

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