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
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.
Small Yachts, their design and construction exemplified by the ruling types of modern practice – C.P.Kunhardt
Woodenboat Publications, 1985
Speed and Power of Recent Motor Boats of Several Types
by A. Appleton Packard
New York, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1904.
18 page article from the Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, plus a series of photographs of fast motor boats of the period.
an interesting technical paper on early motor boats
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
Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on the Rivers and Lakes of Europe
by J. MacGregor
Sampson Low, 1866.
an early impression of this classic canoeing title
Thousand Miles’ Cruise in the “Silver Cloud”
from Dundee to France and back in a small boat
by William Forwell
Blackie & Son, 1879
an entertaining account of a voyage down the east coast of Scotland and England, and across the Channel to France.
Inspired by John Macgregor’s exploits in ‘Rob Roy’, the Reverend Forwell had himself built a square-sterned yawl of just 19-feet on the water-line and embarked on this epic voyage in May 1877
Yacht Races for the America’s Cup 1851-1893 – A.J. Kenealy
The Outing Company Ltd., 1894
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