London: Rich & Cowan, 1932. [English Yachts] FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Quarto (30 x 24cm), pp. 338 . Finely printed by The Mayflower Press on untrimmed laid paper, with 16 mounted colour plates, including a frontispiece, plus over one hundred further black and white plates. Number 141 of 1000 copies thus. With a loose black ink presentation note to preliminaries. In recent navy half morocco, with raised bands, gilt titles and ship tooling to spine, and the original gilt-decorated blue cloth laid over boards. Fore and lower edges deckled. A lovely clean copy, recently re-bound. Very good. A sumptuously-produced history of English Royal yachts, from the earliest times to the golden age of J-Class and Cowes Week. Intended as a limited edition, although several copies are un-numbered or not part of the limitation, as with the Bodleian Library copy. A numbered copy resides at the Greenwich National Maritime Museum. Item #59062
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