SHIPS, MACHINERY AND MOSSBACKS, by Harold G. Bowen - 1954 [1st Ed]


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Ships Machinery and Mossbacks: The Autobiography of a Naval Engineer

by Harold G. Bowen 

FIRST EDITION. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1954.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Volume displays mild overall wear and aging.
  • Gray cloth covers exhibit light overall toning, more pronounced along head edges.
  • Spine features blue text with white decorative lines, and is notably sunned.
  • Spine ends display some softening.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Endpapers display some foxing. Front endpapers have dark brown residue on lower part. (See photos)
  • Interior is gently toned throughout. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges display mild commensurate toning, as well as mild foxing, with some dust and a small stain to foot corner. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190718

397 pages. 5.75 x 8.75 inches.

This autobiography offers a rare insight, not only into the life of a naval engineer with a successful career in the American Navy, but also and foremost into the American navy itself and the context of the post-War period. Written in a personal and detailed narration, it recounts the key events in the author's career, making it a very representative work on the career of a naval engineer in the US Navy.

Includes a foreword by William D. Leahy, Fleet Admiral in the US Navy, as well as a preface by the author.

EPHEMERA: cards from the Princeton University Press included inside.

EDITION POINTS: First Edition.

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