Limited edition of Forty-Five Years Under The Flag by Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley.
Octavo, xiii, 493pp. Three quarters 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 46 of 100, with the author’s signature opposite half-title. An excellent and scarce copy, rarely appearing for sale.
Comments: Winfield Scott Schley 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, which is a full autobiography of his military career.