J. Thomas Scharf, an officer of the late Confederate States Navy. History of the Confederate States Navy from Its Organization to the Surrender of Its Last Vessel. Stupendous Struggle with the Great Navy of the United States; the Engagements Fought in the Rivers and Harbors of the South, and upon the High Seas; Blockade-Running, First Use of Iron-clads and Torpedoes, and Privateer History. New York, Rogers & Sherwood, 1887, First Edition (Howes S-147, Broadfoot p. 401). Green cloth with gilt sinking ship and blind-stamped lettering on front, gilt title block and anchor emblem on spine, thick 8vo (23 cm), red edges, green endpapers (possible repair), x, -824 pp, illustrated with plates and in-text drawings: more than 73 total. Good: covers and spine wearing with joints cracked, minor po markings, tape on front and rear flyleaves.