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DERELICTS. An Account of Ships Lost at Sea in General Commercial Traffic and a Brief History of Blockade Runners… by  James Sprunt - Signed First Edition - 1920 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 008928)

DERELICTS. An Account of Ships Lost at Sea in General Commercial Traffic and a Brief History of Blockade Runners Stranded along the North Carolina Coast, 1861-1865 (Presentation Copy).

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DERELICTS. An Account of Ships Lost at Sea in General Commercial Traffic and a Brief History of Blockade Runners Stranded along the North Carolina Coast, 1861-1865 (Presentation Copy).

by Sprunt, James

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About This Item

Wilmington, NC: The Lord Baltimore Press , 1920. SIGNED on Tipped in TLS, on Alexander Sprunt & Son ( cotton exporters) stationery, the letter dated 22 April, 1920, to Dr. Joseph Hyde Pratt, noted North Carolina geologist, conservationist, state and civic leader and WWI hero. In W.W, I he was the colonel in command of the First Battalion of the 105th Engineers, and was part of the famous Thirtieth "Old Hickory" Division, the first to break the Hindenburg Line.(NCpedia). -"Dear Dr. Pratt, I have been at Orton entertaining the Governor, and received while there your kind letter referring to the History of the 105th Engineers. The book followed promptly and the Governor and I were deeply interested in going over it together. This cursory perusal of it gave us the impression that we had been before a great treat,and as soon as I have leisure I am promising myself the pleasure of going into it thoroughly. It is a great book and the record of a great feat. I thank you sincerely for it, and I am taking the liberty of sending you a copy of my last book the DERELICTS with my compliments and cordial best wishes. Yours faithfully, James Sprunt". The Governor referred to in the letter was Thomas Walter Bickett. Near Fine, a few small spots at spine, light rubbing at the edges, lacking the dust jacket, the gilt image of a sailing ship front cover quite bright. A great North Carolina Association Copy. . SIGNED on Tipped in TLS. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Association Copy.

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book dealer
Dale Steffey Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
008928
Title
DERELICTS. An Account of Ships Lost at Sea in General Commercial Traffic and a Brief History of Blockade Runners Stranded along the North Carolina Coast, 1861-1865 (Presentation Copy).
Author
Sprunt, James
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Lord Baltimore Press
Place of Publication
Wilmington, NC
Date Published
1920
Size
8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall
Bookseller catalogs
U.S. History;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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