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compiled from various authorities, and illustrated with numerous original and select designs, for the use of the United States Naval Academy.

Luce, S. B., Lieutenant-Commander, United States Navy

New York, D. Van Nostrand, 1866.

3rd edition, revised and enlarged. ppxv 656. 91 plates.

a well used copy, lacking, probably two leaves from the index, part of the two folding plates torn away, and preliminary page following the title-page, torn away. in a plain full leather binding, well rubbed, but sound. 

a rare early edition of this important and very comprehensive American navy seamanship manual for the handling of naval vessels under sail.

First published in 1863, this third edition appeared just three years later, but it would be another thirty-two years before the next edition was published.