Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866. 8vo. 69 pp. FIRST EDITION. Engraved frontispiece. Brown pebbled publisher's cloth; frontispiece starting to detach. From the library of Ralph D. Ritzman, with his ownership inscription. Item #12415
First edition of this speech given by former Secretary of the Navy Bancroft, who founded the Naval Academy. He was chosen by Congress to deliver this special eulogy. Monaghan 841.