Our Possessions Publishing, 1899. Hardcover. Good / No jacket. Item #1105484
"The brilliant cadet-- The heroic lieutenant-- The capable captain-- the conquering commodore, the famous admiral. One of the stars in the class at Annapolis, distinguished in tremendous battles on the Mississippi and the Atlantic. Hero of Manila, loyal to duty, faithful to the flag, and true to friends."
Presumably the presentation copy the author gave the admiral himself. In faux reptile skin covers. Front hinge cracked. Spine faded. Pages browned with age.