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British Sports and Sportsmen – Yachting and Rowing, compiled and edited by ‘The Sportsman’

Sportsmen, The [compiled and edited by]
London, “British Sports and Sportsmen”, 1916

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British Sports and Sportsmen  –  Yachting and Rowing

compiled and edited by ‘The Sportsman’

London “British Sports and Sportsmen”, 1916

a magnificent volume from the ‘British Sports and Sportsmen’ series,  portraying British Yachting and Rowing in the early years of the 20th century. includes chapters on the History of British Yachting; Small Boat Racing; the America’s Cup; Single-Handed Cruising; Motor Boat Racing, and Cruising; and with a large biographical section of ‘Prominent Yachtsmen’. the book is illustrated with 68 fine photogravure prints – mostly portraits (as usual, that of Dr. Paul Cohn is not bound in – why?) and over 300 black & white illustrations, mostly from photographs

folio [39x28cm]. ppxiv 522

This copy is one of the handsomely bound examples in full red morocco gilt. the binding is a little rubbed and bumped at the edges, but is in good sound condition. the book is very clean internally, but there has been some worm or rot damage to the extreme top and foot of the first few pages, and a 2cm deep strip has been neatly excised from the bottom of the first eight leaves

number 356 of an edition of 1000 copies