with notes and additional chapters by a Clyde Yachtsman
London, Hunt & Co., 1876.
5th edition. ppviii 165 + 3 advert pages. 2 folding plates.
good bright condition hardback in the original navy blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. the hinges are pulling but still holding. the two folding plates are loose, with archival tape repairs to folds.
‘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.