Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Two Volumes, Complete; Octavo; pp. I; xxiii, (v), 454; II; xvi, (iv), 427, (ii), index, ad leaf; illustrated with a frontispiece in each volume, seventeen additional plates and twenty battle plans; blue cloth, gilt decorated and lettered, top edge gilt, blue coated endpapers;. An ex-library set, library bookplates, spine numbers erased; Wear to the spine extremities, top front hinge of volume I started but the set is solid, internally fine. Overall a good or better set of the First Edition of this important work. Item #17605
There was no greater American Naval Historian than Admiral Mahan. No one had a greater influence on Theodore Roosevelt in matters Naval than Mahan; TR as Assistant Secretary of the Navy and as President implemented many of those ideas and the overall general theory, that a great nation must have a great Navy.