405. (Torpedoes, 1811). LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY . . . EXPERIMENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE CITY AND HARBOR OF NEW YORK (Washington, 1811). 8vo, sewn, 55 pp., diagrams/illus. “For the purpose of trying the practical use of the torpedo or sub-marine explosion,” Robert Fulton’s inventions for coastal defense. Condition: untrimmed; good.