Lawson History of the America's Cup, a record of fifty years
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Thompson, Winfield M. & Lawson, Thomas W.
Boston, Massachusetts [privately published by Thomas W. Lawson], 1902.
the scarce original edition of the first major history of the America's Cup, limited to 3000 numbered copies printed for private circulation. large format hardback [29x19cm]. ppxv 402. 89 plates including 18 fine chromolithographs.
rebound in light brown cloth to match the original, with the gilt decorated panel from the original front cover and the leather title-label and other decoration from the spine relaid onto the new binding.
the binding is a bit tight and pulling in places, with one gathering worked loose.
very light staining to the bottom and lower outer margin of the pages.