The U.S. Coast Survey.
(Gideon & Co.), ( n.d. (1852)), n.p. (Washington)
25.5 cm. 14 pp.
Worldcat categorizes this item as “The origin and object of the Survey, with history of its management,” which seems quite accurate to me. The anonymous author gives a close account of the history and progress of the Coast Survey, pointing out that it was also a training ground for essential skills among naval officers who worked on it. The neat thing about this piece is that it is uncut, which means it opens out to a sheet of paper measuring 62 x 49 cm., with pages imposed seemingly willy-nilly on both sides of the sheet so that, when it is folded and cut, each page will be in its proper place. Magic! Also scarce, with Worldcat showing only five libraries (not including AAS) holding hard copies.