First edition of the Life of Andrew Hull Foote: Rear-Admiral United States Navy by James Mason Hoppin.
Octavo, x, , 411pp, [7pp ads]. Brown cloth, title in gilt on spine. Light wear at edges of spine. Brown endpapers, with previous ownership bookplate affixed to front endpaper. From the library of Herbert S. Conant of Troy, NY. Frontispiece portrait, 15 illustrations and maps. (Nevins I, 226) (Eicher, 608). Clean text throughout, an exceptionally clean copy. Admiral Foote is best known for helping U.S. Grant take Fort Henry and Fort Donelson in the western theater of the Civil War.
From Eicher: “Detailed and enjoyable account [of] the life and career of this distinguished officer who died of wounds nearly a year after his injury at Fort Donelson. …it provides the best summary of Foote’s life to date.”