A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing. new and enlarged [2nd] edition – Dixon Kemp
London “The Field” Office, 1880
A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing. third edition, revised and enlarged
London, Horace Cox, “The Field” Office, 1882
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.
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.
Hunt’s Yachting Magazine – compilation volume containing accounts of cruises mainly in Scottish and Irish waters.
London, Hunt & Co., 1850’s – 70’s
Hunt’s Yachting Magazine [January – December 1867]
London, Hunt & Co., 1867
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.
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
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