[On board the U.S.S. Trenton, European Station]. [ca. 1878-1881]. Two pamphlets. 12; 16pp. 12mo. Fastened with bronze tack. Slight staining, else good. Item #WRCAM13937
A curious little pair of imprints, printed on a U.S. Navy shipboard press sometime not long after the Civil War. The first, the INSPECTION... pamphlet, describes what an inspector should look for, and contains the colophon, "From the Press of U.S. Flagship Trenton, European Station." The second pamphlet, which describes the equipment to be carried on boats, contains no colophon but is identical to the first in style and makeup, and was found with the first pamphlet, so it seems reasonable to assume that it is a product of the same press.