BEAUFORT, The Duke of and WATSON, Alfred E.T. (Editors)
BADMINTON LIBRARY - YACHTING (VOLUMES I & II)
- London. 1894. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1st Ed., in the Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. Vol. I: XVI, 439 PP with 93 text illustrations by R. T. Pritchett, plus 3 colour plates (Racing Flags - Solent Owners Racing Colours, Commercial Code of Signal) and 17 b/w plates. Vignette on title page: Before the Start. Fp (in colour): The Jack of 1606 A.D. & The Union Jack. Vol. II: XVI, 456 PP with 160 text illustrations by R. T. Pritchett, plus 3 colour plates (Yacht Club Burgees - Yacht Club Flags - Mermaids an Water-wags of Dublin Bay) and 31 b/w plates. Vignette on title page: Varuna, Vendetta and Lais. Fp (in colour): Old Flags . Brown cloth cover, illustrated front cover, title on spine. Spine of each volume lightly sunned and frayed at head and foot (shelf wear). Each volume with the Book Plate of the "Union Club Sydney - Library" on front endpaper, and gilt device "Union Club Sydney" on front board. Foxing spots throughout, but still a good set. 19.5 x 14.
Ocean Cruising, by Lord Brassey. Sliding keels and centreboards by R.T. Fritchett... Yachting on the Norfolk Broads, by G. Christopher Davies. Yachting in New Zealand, by the Earl of Onslow... The America Cup Races, 1893.
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