Very Good. Item #001892
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. First Edition. Large Octavo. 491 pages. Lacks dust jacket. Frontis portrait and additional photographic plates. Grey boards stamped in red, white, and blue.
Moderate wear to extremities. Rippling along spine, but no other signs of damage. Spine faded, moreso at bottom. Ownership inscription of Halsey W. Kent of Connecticut on front pastedown. Binding gives a little but sound. Wear to edges leaves of two plates jutting out past text block.
Nevins notes "A colorful autobiography of an ubiquitous and observant youngster; much useful information on the Confederate Naval School." [Nevins I-230].