HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Samuel Eliot Morison.
HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II

HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1947-62. Hardcover. 15 volume set, including the supplement and general index volume. The final six volumes are first editions; the others are later printings. Incorporating insightful discussions of strategy, planning, organization, and logistics, Morison's history documents U.S. naval operations on all fronts, including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, North Africa, Guadalcanal, the Philippines, Midway, and the Aleutian, Gilbert, and Marshall Islands. Originally commissioned by Franklin Roosevelt in 1942, this seminal work is the product of more than two decades of work. Numerous photographs, charts, and maps, including many folding. Octavo. Original blue cloth bindings, with gilt stamping. The folding map in Volume VI is detached and laid in place. A bit of staining to the front board of Volume IV. The majority of the dust jackets are price-clipped. Some general shelfwear to the dust jackets, with some sun fading along the spines, and a bit of chipping to the spine head of Volume X. An excellent reading set. Good / Good. Item #69516

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