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  • £20.00

    Sacred Cowes, or the cream of yachting society

    by Anthony Heckstall-Smith

     

    London, Anthony Blond, 1965.

     

    an entertaining history of the upper echelons of the yachting world and the Royal Yacht Squadron in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

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  • £15.00

    Down Channel

    by R.T. McMullen

     

    Allen & Unwin, 1931.

     

    classic yachting title recounting south coast and channel sailing in “Leo”, “Sirius”, “Orion”, “Procyon”, and “Perseus”.

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  • £65.00

    Sea-Painter’s Log

    Leslie, Robert C.

     

    Chapman & Hall, 1886.

     

    delightful reminiscences of 19th century south coast yachting and boat fishing, together with other maritime observations and reflections. illustrated with 12 reproductions of the author’s paintings.

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  • £175.00

    Our Cruise in the Undine

    the journal of an English pair-oar expedition through France, Baden, Rhenish Bavaria, Prussia, and Belgium.

    by The Captain

     

    Harvey, E.G.

     

    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

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  • £50.00

    Yacht Sailor: a treatise on practical seamanship, cruising and racing

    with notes and additional chapters by a Clyde Yachtsman

     

    “Vanderdecken”

     

    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.

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  • £25.00

    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

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  • £575.00

    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.

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