Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd; Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1826.
First edition. Three volumes. (vi), 380p; (iv), 372p; (iv), 371p. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half blue crushed morocco with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments of floral devices framed with drawer handle cornerpieces. Fine. Item #21126
Sadleir 668; Wolff 1682.
With the bookplates of Joel Cheney Wells, founder of the American Optical research Laboratory, United States Bicentennial Commemorative postage stamp of John Paul Jones mounted to flyleaf in each volume.
Inscribed in ink on the flyleaf of volume I: "To Tom, On the occasion of your first duty at sea. U.S.S. Yosemite, AD 19, U.S.S. Vesloe, DD 878. Love Mom + Dad 17-27 March 1968"