London: Horace Cox, The Field Office, 1900. Engraved Cuts. Original cloth. Quarto. xii, 667 + ads pages. Good.
Kemp's classic work on selecting, inspecting, and building a yacht along with detailed instruction on seamanship and sailing in open yachts, steam yachts, ice boats, and much more. This edition was published in two volumes: the first being the main text volume illustrated with engravings and the second being a volume of 124 folding plates. The present book is the first volume only. See TOY #2152; MORRIS & HOWLAND p. 76. Bound in royal blue cloth over boards with black endpapers, spine titled in gilt. Rubs to edges of boards, fraying of .25" along head and heel of spine, some evidence of old dampstaining at top 1.5" of lower board. Hinges sound.