Yacht Racing on the Clyde from 1883 to 1890
reproduced from photographs by W.J. Finlayson
MacLure, MacDonald & Co., Glasgow, .
75 splendid photographic prints depicting Clyde racing yachts through the 1880’s, with introduction and descriptive notes by James Meikle.
a scarce and handsome volume
[in some ways the fore-runner of the ‘Yacht Racing on the Clyde’ series of photographic annuals]
Yacht Racing on The Clyde, Season 1897
Maclure MacDonald & Co., Glasgow, 1897.
one of the volumes from this excellent annual series of yachting photographs illustrating the season’s racing on the Clyde.
60 wonderful full-plate photographs taken by the Glasgow firm of photographers and printers MacLure, MacDonald & Co., that vividly re-create the whole range of the Clyde yacht racing scene at the end of the 19th century, from the Big Class yachts to tiny 19-footers
Sailing Tours:…. Part V 
the west coasts of Scotland, the Orkneys, and the west coast of the North Sea.
containing descriptions of every creek, harbour and roadstead, suitable for yachting purposes, from the Mull of Galloway to Duncansby Head, with a brief account of the coast from the Orkneys to the Thames
(The Mull of Galloway to the Thames)
by Frank Cowper
Ashford Press, 1985.
a facsimile reprint of the original 1896 edition of the Scottish volume.
new introduction by John Leather.
IMPROVEMENTS IN AND CONNECTED WITH THE HOUSING AND LOWERING GEAR OF DROP KEELS, CENTRE BOARDS, AND THE LIKE
Patent Specification submitted by Herbert Wynne Fairbrass
disbound. 4 pages of text and 2 sheets of drawings.
Our Cruise in the Undine
the journal of an English pair-oar expedition through France, Baden, Rhenish Bavaria, Prussia, and Belgium.
by The Captain
London, John W. Parker & Son, 1854.
a delightful, plainly written with lots of practical detail, account of a three man cruise in a pair-oar craft identical to the ‘Water Lily’ that had recently been rowed on the Rhine and Danube.
The voyage started at Paris and finished at Cologne and the route included sections of the Seine, Yonne, Armancon, Doubs, Rhone and Rhine Canal, and Rhine, with the early and latter parts of the journey being completed by train
Yacht Sailor: a treatise on practical seamanship, cruising and racing
with notes and additional chapters by a Clyde Yachtsman
Hunt & Co., 1888.
‘Vanderdecken’ was the pseudonym of the yachting journalist William Cooper, and this popular Victorian manual contains full information for the amateur yachtsman on the practicalities of yachting and yacht racing.
Steam Yacht Photograph
late 19th century photograph showing two steam yachts and other vessels
a fine original albumen print photograph, probably dating from the 1890’s, showing small steam yacht with four crew in the foreground, with larger steam yacht, schooner yacht and two-masted sailing ship behind.
nice crisp condition, mounted onto card. the location is not identified, but more than likely on the Clyde, possibly off Hunter’s Quay
Houseboats and Houseboating
edited by Albert Bradlee Hunt
New York, Forest and Stream Publishing Company, 1905
a very scarce book, and one of the first on the subject, written with the purpose of “making known the opportunities American waters afford for enjoyment of the houseboating life
to present in an adequate measure the development which houseboating has attained in this country
to set forth the qualities of the houseboat in such a truthful picturing that a larger number of people may be prompted to prove for themselves its advantages and delights”.
Predominantly America based, but also covers houseboats on the Thames and Oxford college barges.
Famous Clyde Yachts
by Meikle & Shields
Oatts & Runciman, Glasgow & London, 1888
one of the most sought-after books in the field of yachting literature, this superb volume contains a series of thirty-one chromolithograph plates reproduced from paintings by Henry Shields, depicting a range of Clyde yachts, from the 100-ft+ giants to the 15′, 17′ and 19′ class of small racing yachts.
Each plate is accompanied by the text of James Meikle, one of the leading yachting correspondents of the day, describing the yacht and recording her racing career, etc.
Yacht Races for the America’s Cup 1851-1893 – A.J. Kenealy
The Outing Company Ltd., 1894
Notes on a Yacht Voyage to Hardanger Fjord, and the adjacent estuaries, by A Yachting Dabbler Charles William Rothery
[Rothery, Charles William]
London & Keswick, 1855
Hunt’s Yachting Magazine [January – December 1867]
London, Hunt & Co., 1867
Small Yachts, their design and construction exemplified by the ruling types of modern practice – C.P.Kunhardt
Woodenboat Publications, 1985
A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing. third edition, revised and enlarged
London, Horace Cox, “The Field” Office, 1882