AMERICAN NAVAL SONGS AND BALLADS.
Edition: First printing.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1938. dj. Hardcover first edition - A chronologically arranged collection of the best songs and ballads recounting American naval history from the time of the Revolution - the taking of the British armed schooner Margaretta at Machias in 1775- to 1882 (to the grim fate of Lieutenant De Long's Arctic Expedition) - the years of ships under sail. Includes halftone reproductions of twenty original broadsides. Bibliography, index of first lines, of proper names and of ship's names. xvii, 372 pp.
Condition: Near fine in navy blue cloth (what else?) with gilt lettering in a good dust jacket - an interesting copy with the stamp of "Columbia Broadcasting System" in it - the rather fragile dust wrapper has several chips, especially on the upper edge of the back cover, but still includes the original price of $2.50. Uncommon, especially in dust jacket.