LOTT, Arnold S.
Title: Long Line of Ships. Signed, # 169 of 500 copies in dj
Publisher:  Naval Institute, 1954,
Seller ID: 52764
LOTT, Arnold S. A Long Line of Ships : Mare Island's Century of Naval Activity in California. Annapolis, MD : United States Naval Institute, (1954). Pp 268. Illustrated, including frontis., pictorial endpapers, and numerous illustrations to text + 80 pp of plates. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt to spine and cover. "Great fighting ships are possessed of hearts and souls as warm and strong as the men who go down to the seas upon their decks. But this strength is first conceived through the hands of the men who build these ships of war. Here is a story of these men and the historic base where they serve - where the building of valiant naval vessels is a way of life, generation after generation." - from the dj. "Only five hundred copies of this special, limited, de luxe edition were printed, of which this is copy number 169." - from the title page verso. Signed by author, rubbed, ow vg in chippedand rubbed, price-clipped dj. 100.00