THE BATTLES OF AMERICA BY SEA AND LAND; A COMPLETE NAVAL AND MILITARY HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY: IN FOUR PARTS, | I. COLONIAL BATTLES, | II. REVOLUTIONARY BATTLES, | III. WAR OF 1812, | IV. MEXICAN CAMPAIGN. WITH BIOGRAPHIES OF NAVAL AND MILITARY COMMANDERS, AND ILLUSTRATIVE ANECDOTES. EMBELLISHED WITH HIGHLY FINISHED STEEL ENGRAVINGS, FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS, BY DARLEY, CHAPIN, CHAPPEL, AND OTHER EMINENT ARTISTS.

New York: Published by Virtue, Emmins & Co. [Savage & McCrae, Stereotypers], [1859]. Three volumes: each with original, separately published issues of 32pp. Each issue is stitched in original printed, pictorial wrappers. Profusely illustrated. Fifty consecutively numbered Parts, LACKING Parts 16, 21, 29, 32, and 48. Pagination: 516 [Colonial and Revolutionary Battles, ending in Part 17]; 512 [Revolutionary Battles and the War of 1812, ending in Part 33]; 560, [12] pages [War of 1812 and the Mexican War, ending in Part 50], Bound in at the end of Part 50 are title and contents pages for the three separate volumes. The section on Revolutionary Battles begins on page [137] of Part 5. The section on the War of 1812 begins in Part 30, page 413. The section on the Mexican War begins in Part 41, page 267. Occasional wear and dustsoiling to wrappers [a few tears, including tear of rear wrap of Part 1 with some loss of advertisement]. Scattered foxing. Good+.

Rare in its separately-issued parts, this is a comprehensive military history of America from Colonial and Revolutionary times through the Mexican War. The original Parts offered here were "Sold Only to Subscribers." With biographies of the important naval and military commanders. The steel engravings are after original designs by F.O.C. Darley, Alonzo Chappel, and others.
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