Recollections of a Naval Officer 1841-1865
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885. Reprint. Octavo (20cm). Blue cloth stamped in white and gilt; dark blue coated endpapers; [xvi],372,pp; 8pp ads at rear. Ink ownership inscription to Emily Wray Booker, 1898, to front blank. Straight but slightly shaken, bumped, and rubbed, internally toned, foxing to initial and final leaves: just Very Good. Parker's memoirs cover the transition between the Age of Sail and the arrival of steam-powered ships.