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    ON YACHTS AND YACHT HANDLING by Day, Thomas Fleming

    The Rudder Publishing Company, 1901. First Edition. hard cover. Good/No jacket. New York; The Rudder Publishing Company, 1901. First Edition. 191pp + 9pp adverts. Hardcover, no dj. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Good condition. Blue cloth boards very shelfworn with a bit of fraying at extremities. Owner names penned to verso of frontis. Otherwise very clean internally and securely bound. All you needed to know about yachting at the turn of the 20th century. (cfm)



    Successful Yacht Racing by Ogilvy, C. Stanley

    Published by Peter Davies Ltd., St. Ann's Press, Park Road, Altrincham, London First edition 1952. 1952., 1952. First edition hard back beige cloth with white titles. xii, 192 pp. 19 plates, 9 plans. Book in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.




    Boston:Little, Brown and Company, 1975. hard cover. Very Good/Very Good. Boston:Little, Brown and Company. (1975). 298pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is lighly worn with some fading to the edges and spine. Otherwise, only some minor soiling to the covers. Binding is only mildly shelf-worn. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good copy through and through.



    SUCCESSFUL YACHT RACING by C. Stanley Ogilvy

    New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1951. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 x 9 in. Cloth boards. Condition is VERY GOOD ; minor shelf wear, covers have some faint spots. Binding tight and text unmarked. Naut. Stax.



    Searace; A History of Offshore Powerboat Racing by Crouse, John O

    Miami: Crouse Publications, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. 4to (12" x 8-1/2"). 646pp. Text block tight and unmarked. Unclipped DJ, chips to head/tail of spine, corners bumped, in Mylar. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order.


    AUD $24.90

    A Century of Skiffs and Schooners by Ed. by John McNally

    Self published, Australia, 2001. First Edition. Softcover. Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. The Story of Middle Harbour 16ft. Skiff Sailing Club 1902 - 2002 Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). ISBN: 0957943504. ISBN/EAN: 9780957943506. **Contact us BEFORE placing your order. You could save up to 12% of the Book cost. Click Ask Bookseller a Question* . 9780957943506



    Yachting; a History by Heaton, Peter (1919-)

    Batsford, London, 1955. First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near fine, very slightly edge nicked dw. Slightest suggestion f finger wear to the dw spine headband; 280 pages; Description: 280 p. Illus. 23 cm. Illustrated with 109 photo plates, line drawings and explanatory figures and tables. Subject: Yachting--History. Yachts--History. Notes: Includes appendix and index.


    AUD $15.00

    Ocean Warriors: The Thrilling Story of the 2001/2002 Volvo Ocean Race Round the World by Mundle, Rob

    Sydney, Australia: Harper Collins Publishers, 2002. Softcover, first edition, 510gms, 223 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Front cover shows some curling to bottom corner. There is a small pencil mark on the inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/Not Applicable. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.



    The yachtsman's handy book for sea use and adapted for the Board of Trade Yachting Certificate by Rosser, William Henry

    London: Charles Wilson, 1877. First edition, thin 8vo, pp. [4], 80, 16 (Brief Rules in Navigation), 16 (International Code of Signals), 12 (Questions & Answers in Fore and Aft Seamanship), 13, [3] ads; folding frontispiece map, color plate of code flags and signals, 2 other plates (1 a world map showing magnetic veriations), 2 pages of tipped in notes on blue paper on recto and verso of title page (that on the recto partially obscuring a few words in the title) regarding ship's time and watches; binding soiled, endpapers foxed, else very god in original blue cloth stamped in gilt and black.



    Fair Winds At The Cape : The Story of Yachting at the Cape by Kuttel, M

    A.A. Balkema, Cape Town / Amsterdam, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fair. 157 pages (complete). A decent copy. The dustjacket has some edge wear, scuffing, rubbing. It is secure and comfortable. The boards are handsome, steady. The contents are very smart. They are clean, clear, eager, tidy, certain, confident. fk


    AUD $12.00

    The Eighties Greatest Yacht Races by Gore, Philip (Edited by)

    Sydney: Robertsbridge. 1988. Folio Size [38x28cm approx]. Very Good condition in pictorial laminated boards. Tiny stain to top edge. Illustrated with Colour photographs. This is a heavy book and will cost more to ship internationally. Please contact us for a precise quote for your part of the world. 320 pages With a Foreword by Sir James Hardy. Various authors recount these races - Sydney Hobart 1987, The Whitbread 1985-86; The Flying Eighteens, The Cup Downunder, The Boc Single-handed Round the World Race 1986-87. . 1st Edition. Hardcover.



    Enterprise. by Vanderbilt, Harold S

    New York: Scribner's Sons, 1931. 4to. xvii, 230 pp. Color frontis., b/w plates, folding charts, plans. "The story of the defense of the America's Cup in 1930." This is the limited edition, #144 of 250 copies signed by Vanderbilt. Rulon-Miller 14. Toy 1626, Morris & Howland p. 148. An essential America's Cup book, and a splendid copy in original binding. Immaculate!


    AUD $20.00

    Yachting: A History by Heaton, Peter

    London, England: B T Batsford Limited, 1955. Hardcover with green boards, dustjacket missing, first edition, 736gms, 280 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. Boards only show minor scuffing and wear. There is a small pen mark on the inside front page and some minor sticky tape markings, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. . First Edition. Hardcover with Original Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Ocean Warriors: The thrilling story of the 2001/02 Volvo Ocean Race by Mundle, Rob

    Paperback. Very Good.



    The yachts and yachtsmen of America ... being a history of yachting and of yacht clubs, as well as of the various yachts, with biographies of the founders and members of the different clubs of the United States and Canada by Mott, Henry A

    New York: International Yacht Publishing Co, 1894. 2 volumes, large 4to, pp. [8], 366; [367]-692; 87 photogravure plates of yachts by Frederiksen, Bruce, Bolles, Stebbins, and Johnson, (numbered I - LXVIII, without plate LXI which was not published); plus 13 more photogravure plates of yacht clubs, 42 half-tone portrait plates of club officers, many more smaller half-tone portraits in the text, and nearly 600 wood-engraved illustrations throughout, some quite large. This work can be found bound together in a single, very bulky volume, or bound in two separate volumes. Because of its massive size the one-volume configuration usually appears, when it appears at all, in a broken binding. Alternately, volume II of the two volume set is often missing. This set is complete, and in excellent condition internally. Bound in the two volume configuration, in heavy cream cloth stamped in blue with the distinctive yacht design on the front boards. Some soiling and staining to the covers, extremities worn, corners showing, some mild abrasion, back hinge of volume II is cracked but holding. A source book for American yachting up to the turn of the century. "Histories of individual American yacht clubs, drawings of important or typical yachts, photographs and brief biographies of American yachtsmen ... For each club data is provided on members, boats, regattas and rules." Chapters include Evolution of the Yacht, History of Yachting, Yachting in the United States, Speed Records of Sailing Yachts, Types of Yachts, Centerboards, The Rigs of Yachts, The Cost of Yachting and Yacht Decorations, Trophies, and the histories of approximately 45 American yacht clubs, including those on the St. Lawrence, the Great Lakes, inland lakes, and the west coast, and Canada. Toy 102; Morris & Howland, p. 97.



    Yachting: A History by Peter Heaton

    Batsford, 1955. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1955. 280 pages. This is an ex-Library book. Green jacket over cloth boards. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Jacket has light edge wear with minor tears and chipping. Mild rubbing and marking.



    THE YACHT AMERICA by Thompson, Winfield M., Stephens, William P., Swan, William U

    Charles E. Lauriat Co, 1925. First Edition. hard cover. Very Good/No jacket. Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Co. 1925. Harcover, no jacket. First Edition. xviii+335pp. Top edge gilt with map-decorated endpapers. Illustrated in b/w. VG condition. Blue boards lightly rubbed, lightly bumped, and lightly faded. Gilt titling and decoration to spine still strong. Some dust spotting to foredge. Small bookseller mark to ffep and light foxing to front endpapers only. Internally clean and unfoxed, square and tight.  Fold out yacht plans at rear are fine. The story of yacht after which the America's Cup is named.  (cfm)



    This Cruising Life: A Collection of Amusing Stories from the Popular Yachting Monthly Column (World of Cruising) (SIGNED COPY) by Libby Purves

    Adlard Coles Nautical, 2001. First Edition. Softcover. As New/No Dust Jacket. Signed by Author. author's inscription to pre-titles page reads: "Happy Sailing Jule! Libby Purves". Libby Purves, well-known author and broadcaster puts her finger right on the nub of what makes cruising so enjoyable, so amusing and so exasperating in her popular column in Yachtinq Monthly. Here, by popular request, she has gathered together the best of those pieces in a highly entertaining collection. With great gusto and with her tongue firmly in her cheek Libby addresses such vital cruising issues as the chronic pessimism of pilot books, the power of prayer to mend cracked fuel pipes, and the inadvisability of furry leopard skin upholstery. Illustrated with Mike Peyton's witty and well-loved cartoons, this book is a must for all yachtsmen - budding, intrepid or armchair. 90 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White titles spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Cruising; Yachting; Ships & the Sea; Humour. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0713661364. ISBN/EAN: 9780713661361. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3366. . 9780713661361 This book is very light, and may be shipped for less than the standard book cost quoted at this site..



    Woodbury's patent spring traveller, the greatest improvement ever invented for the saving of sails, rigging, and spars by Coffin & Woodward

    Boston: Coffin & Woodward, n.d., 1870. Octavo bifolium, pp.[4]; wood-engraved illustration of the traveller on the front, back panel soiled; all else very good. Includes a notice "important to powners and masters of vessels," a price list, testimonials, and ordering information.


    AUD $47.90

    Two Decades of Challenge by Cunningham, Doug

    Terra-Graphics Pty, Australia, 1983. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Mark Sofilas. Signed by Author. Signed by artist #627 of a limited edition of 1000; includes tipped in plates by Sofilas from original paintings of yachts. Very large book bound in full leather. Prize copy with card neatly attached to half-title page. : JACKET: Plain white wrapper; just like the good old days; has a few minor marks; small nick to rear corner. Illustrator: Mark Sofilas. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0959284400. ISBN/EAN: 9780959284409. **Packed weight will exceed 2 kilos. Postage will exceed A$40 to Asia & N. America . $60 plus to Europe. A surcharge will be requested for Australian orders. Contact us BEFORE ordering for a quote. Click Ask Bookseller a Question** . 9780959284409


    AUD $12.00

    Comeback: My Race for The America's Cup by CONNER, Dennis as told to Bruce Stannard

    Melbourne: Macmillan. 1987. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with colour photographs and black & white drawings. 239 pages. . 1st Edition. Hardcover.


    AUD $30.00

    Yachting - A History by Peter Heaton

    Batsford, London, 1955. Hardcover. Good/Good. Size: 8"-9" Tall. Minor wear to jacket edges. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 37634. .


    AUD $15.00

    The America's Cup An Informal History by Dear, Ian

    London: Stanley Paul & Co.. 1980. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs and Plates. 192 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.

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