Civil War Period Naval Engineer's Notebook with schematic drawings and 36 pages of beautifully hand-written text. Most of the material discusses the various types of steam propulsion of the time, with great attention given to the double helix screw propeller, its design and its manufacture. The notebook was owned by one Henry Snyder, whose name is written in the front of the book. The only Henry Snyder on the naval lists of the time was Assistant Engineer Henry Snyder of the Screw Sloop USS Brooklyn, which led the attack on Mobile Bay in 1864 and participated in the bombardment of Fort Fisher in 1865. A fascinating item for the Naval Collector...............$250



Wonderful Early Military Broadside from the Mexican War Period or earlier. Announcing Orders of Performance: Tenth Regiment, then giving a program listing of public inspection and battalion drill. Quarto, approximately 12 ¼” x 7 ¾”, the document displays the usual folds and moderate foxing. It has only the slightest puncture mark in the upper right section above the title, otherwise excellent condition. In the popular military culture of the antebellum period in the United States, these public drill performances were huge social events. This piece has its origins from Rhode Island and is likely of a New England provenance. Nice Broadside and rare to find……………………….$195