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1917 Pamphlet Soft Cover
1917 Pamphlet Soft Cover
Cover: dark blue cloth covered soft cover with gold lettering and USNI Seal
Author:  1st printing:
   originally prepared by CAPTAIN W. F. FULLAM, U.S.N.
 2nd printing:
   originally prepared by LIEUTENANT COMMANDER W. F. FULLAM, U.S.N.
   revised by LIEUTENANT COMMANDER G. C. PEGRAM U.S.N.
Copyright Date:  1st printing:
   1902, by Lieutenant E. L. Beach, USN
   1903, 1905, 1907, 1908 by Philip R. Alger USN
   1913, by Ralph Earle, U.S.N.
 2nd printing:
   1902, by Lieutenant E. L. Beach, USN
   1903, 1905, 1907, 1908 by Philip R. Alger USN
   1913, by Ralph Earle, U.S.N., 1917, by J. W. Conroy
Printing Date:  1st printing:
   14 Jun 1917
 2nd printing:
   Aug 1917
Publisher:  1st printing:
   Navy Department, Bureau of Navigation
 2nd printing:
   The Navy Institute
Printer:  1st printing:
   M. B. Brown Printing & Binding Co New York
 2nd printing:
   The Lord Baltimore Press
Size:  1st printing:
   4¼" x6" x 3/16"
 2nd printing:
   4¼" x6" x ¼"
Price:  no price listed - back cover page states
    "gratis to each recruit on enlistment"
Number of Pages:  1st printing:
   91pages
 2nd printing:
   139 pages, includes 106 text pages, 25 uniform plates and 8 flag plates
Number of Chapters:  2 parts each with its' own table of contents 
remarks:  none 

Main Pages

  • Cover Page - inside
  • Pre Title Page
  • Title Page early - front
  • Title Page early - back
  • Title Page late - front
  • Title Page late - back

Table of Contents Pages

  • Table of Contents - Page 1
  • Table of Contents - Page 2
  • Table of Contents - Page 3
  • Table of Contents - Page 4