by Dixon Kemp.
London, Horace Cox, “The Field” Office, 1882
ppx 612 + 8 pages of adverts
Dixon Kemp’s famous “Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing” was first published in 1878. The general plan of that first edition was maintained in subsequent editions, but considerable new material was added to each edition reflecting the introduction of new designs, and the changing face of yachting during the final two decades of the 19th century. This edition contains new material on many new types of British and American yachts, a revised and extended section on canoes, and is the first edition to include a chapter on Steam Yachting
good sound copy in the original blue cloth and complete with the 65 folding plates. some wear and staining to the lower corner of the front board. foxing to preliminary and end pages