First Edition. Very Good. Item #4560
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1930. First Edition with (1) on last page of text. Signed by the author to Captain R. S. Patton. Octavo (8" x 5.5"); x, 312p. Charts and illustrations throughout. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Spine a bit cocked, with boards showing light edgewear and some nudging to spine ends. Opens easily to between a few gatherings, but binding is sound. Pages lightly toned but unmarked. Not ex-library.
A nontechnical and readable history and examination of oceanography by Henry Aaron Marmer of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey team. Signee Captain Raymond Stanton Patton served with the Navy's Bureau of Navigation at the Naval Observatory during World War I, and was later promoted to Captain R. S. Patton, Director of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. The survey vessel USC&GS Patton was named in his honor.