Item NART3 - “Regulations for the Government of the United States
Not the common as dirt “Blue Jacket Manual,” this is the first edition of
the official regulations of the U.S. Navy, printed just a few days after the
close of the Civil War, and includes a front piece by Gideon Welles, Lincoln’s
Secretary of the Navy, dated April 18, 1865, declaring that these are the rules
by which the U.S. Navy is to be governed. The corded buckram-covered book
contains the bookplate of the “Bureau of Navigation” of the Navy Department,
certainly marking it as a first edition, first printing. The final page of the
345 pages contained, includes a short list of omissions, errata, and an
addendum. The book specified the classification of vessels, relative ranks of
officers, petty officers, etc.; general duties of all ranks, navigation rules,
report requirements, etc etc. It includes a complete index. The front cover is
broken at the spine, and there is light foxing and toning of the front and back
few pages. The remaining pages are tight and clean.
Price - $150.00
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