good clean condition hardback and complete with the 78 plates, many multi-folding. in the original cloth binding, lettered in gilt to the spine.
a little damage to top and foot of spine. rubbing to corners. hinges cracking, but still firm. shelf number to foot of spine. two book-plates, one old and heraldic, one modern
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