Schley | Winfield Scott

Forty-Five Years Under The Flag

First Edition / Signed Limited Edition



× Ask a Question re: Forty-Five Years Under The Flag

SKU: 14551 Categories: , ,


Limited edition of Forty-Five Years Under The Flag by Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley.

Octavo, xiii, 439pp. Three quarter leather, title in gilt on spine, four raised bands. Top edge gilt, uncut edges. 17 illustrated plates, 1 folding map, frontispiece portrait opposite title page. From a limited edition of 100 signed copies, this being number 75 of 100, with the author’s signature opposite half-title. An excellent and scarce copy, rarely appearing for sale.

Winfield Scott Schley (1839-1911) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy, known as the controversial hero of the Battle of Santiago and rescuer of the Franklin Bay Expedition of Adolphus Greely. He wrote two books, The Rescue of Greely in 1885 and this book, Forty-Five Years Under The Flag, which is an autobiography of his military career.

Additional information

Location Published

New York


D. Appleton And Company


First Edition / Signed Limited Edition

Date Published



Leather bound


Near Fine


Schley | Winfield Scott

Author Display

Winfield Scott Schley