2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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(JOHN A. DAHLGREN) (1809-1870). Rear Admiral, Naval Ordnance Innovator and Commander of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War, called the "Father of American Naval Ordnance." October 31, 1863-Dated Civil War Period, Book bound in green cloth Hardcover, Owner Signed, "Jno Dahlgren", measuring 5.5" x 8.75", 128 pages, Complete, Choice Very Fine. An original Signed Presentation copy of the classic book on the exploding artillery shell and the "Bormann Fuze", invented by Belgian General Charles Bormann (1796-1872), and this unique historic inscribed copy being presented by him in Brussels, to Admiral John A. Dahlgren (1809-1870) of the United States Union Navy, inventor of the Dahlgren Howitzer, used by the American forces in the Civil War. General Bormann has Inscribed this Book to Dahlgren on the loose front end paper reading: "To Admiral Dahlgren, United States Navy, ect. ect. ect. from his affectionate friend Bormann / Brussels, October 31, 1863." The Admiral later boldly added his Ownership Signature to the title page Signed, "Jno Dahlgren". The book was published in Berlin and is printed in German. The front end paper has come loose but is present. Historic, and important in understanding the use of artillery during the Civil War. From the estate of Admiral Dahlgren
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1863 Author Signed Book General Charles Bormann: To Admiral Dahlgren, U.S. Navy

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Minimum Bid: $300.00
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Estimate: $500 - $750
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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