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"Life and Correspondence of John Paul Jones, Including His Narrative of the Campaign of the Liman. From Original Letters and Manuscripts, in the Possession of Miss Janette Taylor"

Published in New York in 1830. No publisher names, stereotyped by A. Chandler, final page notes D. Fanshaw, printer. Original leather cover with  gilt spine title, general wear as shown above, hinges repaired, missing end papers and engraved frontis of Jones. 555pp, text clean and tight, minimum foxing and soiling, no library marks or labels. There is some pencil jottings inside the front and back covers that have been mostly erased.

Wikipedia has this to say on John Paul Jones:

Although his naval career never saw him above the rank of Captain in the Continental Navy after his victory over the Serapis with the frigate Bonhomme Richard, John Paul Jones remains the first genuine American Naval hero, as well as a highly regarded battle commander. His later service in the Russian Navy as an admiral showed the mark of genius that enabled him to defeat the Serapis.

During his engagement with Serapis, Jones uttered, according to the later recollection of his First Lieutenant, the legendary reply to a quip about surrender from the British captain: "I have not yet begun to fight!"

Price: $75

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