Washington: Government Printing Office, 1873. First edition. Original flexible maroon cloth with gilt title; octavo; 90 pp. 7 full-page Woodburytype sepia-toned plates of lighthouses, tissue guards. Covers moderately worn, ex-libris bookplate of the Columbia Historical Society (withdrawn) on front free endpaper, 2 plates with ink CHS stamp to bottom margin (not in image) else very good. Item #21899
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 Steam Fog Signal The Syren; Day Beacon on Seaflower Reef, Long Island Sound; Craighill's Channel, Range or Leading Lights, Chesapeake Bay - the High Light; Craighill's Channel, Range or Leading Lights, Chesapeake Bay - the Low Light; Sea Coast Light at Currituck Beach, North Carolina; Lake Coast Light-House at Thirty Mile Point, Lake Ontario, NY; Lake Coast Light-House at Grosse Pointe, Lake Michigan, Illinois. Woodburytypes (a photo-mechanical process) printed by Am. Photo-Relief Printing Co., Phila.); Light-House at Mare Island, Cal. Scarce. OCLC/Worldcat locates only 5 copies.