Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1901. Early Edition. Hardcover. 5 1/8 X 7 5/8 Inches. 263 PP. Very Good. Item #5522
Original green cloth with gilt illustration of the famous ship on front cover. The Constitution is the world's oldest ship of any kind that is still afloat. One of six frigates ordered by Congress in 1794, essentially the genesis of the United States Navy. Attractive period PO bookplate (Jean Baptiste Havre) to front pastedown. Light rubbing to covers and spine.