Famous Clyde Yachts.London, Oatts & Rungman, 1888 Stock Code: 27407
NotesFirst and only edition. The Royal Clyde Yacht Club was the biggest in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century, larger even than the Solent Yacht Club, and Clyde yachts were world-famous as pioneers of the relatively new sport of yacht racing. This book reproduces in chromolithography a series of watercolours by Henry Shields RBA (1859-1935) showing famous yachts or "white wings", mostly built 1880-87, with four boats built prior to 1880 included as notable precursors of the Clyde yacht boatbuilding style. Three of them (the "Genesta," "Galatea," and "Thistle") had made attempts to win the America's Cup.
Folio. Attractively bound in recent green half morocco retaining the original green boards, titles and illustration to front board gilt.
31 mounted chromolithographic plates.
A few marks to boards, and occasional minor foxing to some plates and text pages, but overall a very good copy of this rare work with fine colour plates.
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