Title THE GLORIOUS "SHANNON'S" OLD BLUE DUSTER AND OTHER FADED FLAGS OF FADELESS FAME.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Good-
Edition First Edition
Publisher Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1923
Seller ID 29831
430 pp, 9 1/8" H. Blue cloth with faded gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/banding and black decoration on front board. Pictorial endpapers, six colour plates (including frontispiece - collated), plus many b&w illustrations through text. Tales of naval combat between Great Britain and the United States during the War of 1812, by the author of "In the Wake of the Eighteen-Twelvers". Contents: Foreword; The Glorious 'Shannon's' Old Blue Duster; The Only Royal Standard in Captivity; The Union Jack on Capitol Hill; The British 'Belvidera'; Byron of the 'Belvidera'; The American 'President'; Decatur of the 'President'; "Old Ironsides" Under the Union Jack; The Ship That Would Not Run; A Pallid Trophy; The End of the 'Essex'; Two 'Frolics'; The 'Macedonian'; A Midshipman's Coverlet; Two 'Peacocks' and a 'Sparrowhawk'; Three-Flag Fights; Taken Before Breakfast; Grit and Grog; The Nailed Colors of the 'Boxer'; When the Red Bunting Ran Out; The Trail of the Poisoned Pen; Patriots, Poltroons and Profiteers; The Pride of Plymouth; A Duel in the Dark; Who Won the War; Old Bloody Tom; Eleven Vanished Stars-and-Stripes; Two Pigmies and a Giant; British Bluejackets and Yankee Privateers; A Dehorned Hornet; The 'Magnet' and Oswego; Index. A few scattered light foxing marks throughout book, a few pages with small edge tears (mostly at bottom edge) - archivally taped, some creases on rear pastedown, small tear at bottom of rear inside hinge, small bump to bottom corner of pages and to bottom of page dutters, slight lean to spine, light browning to edges of text block, a few tiny dents to top/bottom of text block, light to moderate edge wear, wear and a few very small tears at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing and soiling to boards and spine, light fading to gold lettering on boards and spine.