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[Isherwood, B.F.]:

TO HIS EXCELLENCY ANDREW JOHNSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES; THE HON. GIDEON WELLES, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, AND TO THE HON. MEMBERS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

[Washington]: 1866 12pp, stitched. Original printed and decorated blue wrappers [light wear and edge chipping]. Light wear, Good+. An attack on Isherwood, "the head of the Navy's engineering branch during the war." II Nevins 90. Isherwood "personally directed the design and construction of the machinery necessary to accomplish" the expansion of the steam navy during the Civil War. DAB, which notes that Isherwood's work in this regard "was the target of much criticism." This pamphlet, an "appeal...in behalf of the Steam Navy of our common country," charges him with "blundering incompetency," and says "he has mal-apportioned more iron and brass than any ten men will probably do within the next ten years." FIRST EDITION. Sabin 35248. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Nevins.


Book Id: 11937

Price: $125.00

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