Washington: Government Printing Office, 1872. First edition. Original maroon cloth with gilt title; octavo; 83 pp. 9 full-page plates of lighthouses (8 lithographs and 1 Woodburytype, tissue guards. Light wear to covers, Item #21898
Report of the Board (founded in 1851) on its operations regarding buoys, lighthouses, light ships, etc. on the coasts of the United States. Plates depict newly-constructed lighthouses, including the Light-House at Race Rock (Long Island Sound); Light-House at "The Thimble" Shoal (Hampton Roads, VA); Light-House at Body's Island (North Carolina); Light-House at Trinity Shoal (Gulf of Mexico); Light-House at Calcasieu (Golf Coast of Louisiana); Light-House at Cleveland, Ohio (Lake Erie); Light-House at Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron; Sea Coast Light-House at Piedras Blancas, Cal. (this one is the Woodburytype printed by Am. Photo-Relief Printing Co., Phila.); Light-House at Mare Island, Cal. Scarce. OCLC/Worldcat locates only 2 copies.