New York, N.Y. Longmans, Green and Company, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Item #15917
Mr. Lincoln's Navy, almost a non-existent force at the start of the war, achieved with marked success the offshore blockade of the Confederacy, taking control of the Mississippi River, and the protection of Yankee commerce on the high seas. From the library of historian John F. Stover, signed by him and dated April, 1958. Stover published a number of authoritative books on railroads. 328 pages with several illustrations. Bound in original blue cloth with lettering stamped in gilt. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light wear at extremities.