[N.p. U.S.S. America], 1919. First Edition. 7 bifolium volumes bound in one; octavos (23cm.); disbound from larger volume with paper remnants to spine; No. 1 with splitting at previous folds affecting text without loss of meaning, other issues Very Good and sound overall.
Exceedingly scarce periodical which first began publicatoin in March, 1919, aboard the U.S.S. America, captained by A.M. Procter, which served as an American troop transport vessel during World War I after being seized from the Germans in 1917. 4-pp. issues were published daily during the week-long trips between the United States and Europe and included ship-board gossip and events as well national news. The first issue mentions esteemed passenger Prince Aage of Denmark (1887-1940) who had served during the War and would join the French Foreign Legion in 1922, receiving the Legion d'honneur for his seventeen years of service. Additionally includes baseball scores and advertises ship-board boxing matches for any passengers interested. OCLC locates two locations as of January, 2017, at the Huntington and Emory.