good sound condition in the original navy blue cloth binding, but with a bit of wear. upper hinge pulled with a few preliminary pages loose. top corner torn from title-page.
some of the large folding plates a bit edge ragged and some tears at the folds.
unfortunately lacking one of the 114 plates. a bit edge worn, and with some wear to top and foot of spine.
from the library of the Cruising Association
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 a re-written and revised section on canoeing by W. Baden-Powell and E.B. Tredwen.