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Sinclair (Arthur)

TWO YEARS ON THE ALABAMA

With over 30 illustrations

Published: Gay & Bird, London, 1896

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Second edition: 344 pages, frontispiece of a deck scene, Cruiser Alabama, portraits, plates, hinges splitting but holding on to the tiesworking loose at the front hinge, pictorial grey cloth titled gilt on upper cover and spine, foxing on preliminary pages and page edges, uncut edges, corners bumped,contents good.

4th Lieutenant Arthur Sinclair, Jr. C.S. Navy, C.S.S. Alabama was born in Virginia, came from a family with a distinguished naval tradition - both his father and grandfather rose to high rank in the U.S. Navy. He entered the C.S. Navy as a masters mate and was promoted to lieutenant in 1863 by Semmes. He served on two famous Confederate ships, the CSS Merrimac and the CSS Alabama. After the Civil War he wrote a 350-page book about his war experiences, Two Years on the Alabama, which was published in 1895 and 1896, an important first-person account of the most famous ship in the Confederacy. He died in 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland. http://www.marshall.edu/special-collections/css_alabama/sinclair.asp

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (250 x160mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: africana@clarkes.co.za
  • Telephone: 021 794 0600
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Visa & Mastercard and Bank transfers
  • Trade Associations: ABA - ILAB, SABDA


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