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Washington DC: American Ordnance Association, c1962. Presumed First Edition, First printing of reprints thus. Wraps. 32 pages plus covers. Illustrations. Map. Cover has wear and soiling. Format is approximately 8.25 inches by 11.25 inches. This is an American Ordnance Association historical armament series reprint. The supply and employment of arms and related equipment had much to do with influencing the course of the Civil War as this present series of articles, reprinted from Ordnance magazine, depicts in interesting and authentic fashion. The articles were printed in consecutive issues of Ordnance magazine from the July-August 1960 through the November-December 1961 number.
Portsmouth: J. Griffin and Co., 1889. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Hardcover (Partially leather). xxiv, 723,  pages. Illustrations (some with color). Folding Map. Tables. Marbled endpapers and part of cover. Some cover wear. The Naval Annual was a book that provided considerable text and graphic information (largely concerning the British Royal Navy) which had previously been obtainable only by consulting a wide range of often foreign language publications. It was started by Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey in 1886. Though often compared with Jane's Fighting Ships, the two British annuals were, in fact quite different. The Brassey series began a dozen years earlier, and its special strength was the dozen or more detailed articles on naval matters, authored by experts. They covered British and other nations' naval developments ranging from the latest ships to overall policy. The first five or six Brassey volumes used a second color (a light blue green) to highlight armored portions of naval vessels' hulls.