Washington: GPO, 1879. Hardcover. Very good. Item #18138
8vo. 400pp. Original full leather boards, rebacked to style: spine tooled in blind with crossed muskets; brown lettering label, gilt. Profusely illustrated with full page plates, many of them folding, to illustrate the several appendices to the report. Reports on Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon, construction of muzzle-loading rifle; gunpowder (with 13 plates), Reports on a Gatling Gun (15 plates)and more. This is Volume 3, complete in itself, of the 4 volume Report of the Secretary of War to Congress. Rebacked, as noted above; board edges worn; the last several pages, including the index, stained; else in very good condition.