Royal Yachts. Published by Gracious Permission of His Majesty The King. C. M. GAVIN, Paymaster Commander.
Royal Yachts. Published by Gracious Permission of His Majesty The King.

Royal Yachts. Published by Gracious Permission of His Majesty The King.

London: Rich & Cowan, 1932. [English Yachts] FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Quarto (30 x 24cm), pp.[2] 338 [4]. 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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