Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1880. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Item #26775
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1880. First Edition. 48 pages; with folding plates of the boiler of the steam yacht "Javelin" a plate depicting the workings of the boiler system of the steam yacht "Kelpie"; both built by Herreshoff in Bristol, RI. With the presentation inscription of one of the authors of the report on the top edge of the front cover, "Surgeon G.R. Brush USN with compliments of Chas. E. DeValin." The report describes various trials of the Herreshoff systems, with results & conclusions: "...The steam-yachts built by Mr. Herreshoff are remarkable for the lightness of their hulls and machinery, for their economy in fuel, for the excellence of their design, materials, and workmanship, for their speed, ...developed by a very considerable and intelligent experience..." And mention is made of his patented "separator" device. B.F. Isherwood & Theo. Zeller along with DeValin were the chief engineer co-authors of the report, under the supervision of the engineer-in-chief of the Navy's steam engineering department, Wm. H. Schock. Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" size; light blue-green printed paper cover; back cover lacking. Some light spotting, dustiness to binding, faint crease line to cover; contents clean and in very good condition.