2 volumes (text and plates). text volume - ppxii 732 + 12 pages of wonderful period adverts. plate volume complete with the 131 plates, but two of the smaller plates in facsimile.
not a uniform set. the text volume is from the library of the Cruising Association, in good clean condition in a stout cloth binding, with a little wear to the spine.
the plate volume is in the original blue cloth, damaged to the spine with some loss of cloth. hinges badly pulled and front end-paper loose. as usual some of the large folding plates are rather edge ragged, but otherwise in good condition.
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 particular edition contains a revised and brought up to date chapter on Clyde Yachts by G.L.Watson, and was the final edition to be all the work of Dixon Kemp, with subsequent editions being revised by Brooke Heckstall-Smith .