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The Royal Yacht Squadron (1815-1900) - with - Further memorials of the Royal Yacht Squadron (1901-1938) - Montague Guest, William B. Boulton, J. B. Atkins

1902 1939 - John Murray. Geoffrey Bles., London - First Editions
These two volumes represent the history of one of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world, The Royal Yacht Squadron, whose current patron is Queen Elizabeth II and club admiral is Prince Philip. The club’s ensign is the White Ensign of the Royal Navy, and it flies above Cowes Castle, their magnificent clubhouse on the Isle of Wight.

Two large octavo volumes, extremely well illustrated, and containing a large amount of biographical material, as well as personal reminiscences and recollections of the great races and yachts of this era.

Included are a number of related letters and press cuttings from the former owner Dr. Michael Gilkes.
 
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Dry Fly Entomology, A Brief Description of Leading Types of Natural Insects Serving as Food for Trout and Grayling, with 100 Best Patterns of Floating Flies and the Various Methods of Dressing them. - Frederic M. Halford

1897 - Vinton & Company Limited, London - First Edition
With 28 colour and black & white plates of flies, two folding charts, illustrations throughout text.  
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1920 - Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York - First Edition
The comprehensive story of the American pilots who flew against the Germans in World War I, both before the Americans officially entered the War [as the Lafayette Escadrille] and from 1918 onwards with various French and American units. Those who flew with French units during the War were called the Lafayette Flying Corps. Included in volume one are biographies and service records, whilst volume two runs through the history of the corps, cleverly incorporating letters from the pilots to provide a first hand account.

Profusely illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and colour plates.
 
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1940 - Seeley, London - First Edition
An extensive study on thoroughbred flat racing, covering breeding, training, jockeyship, the tote, the evolution of racing. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece by Munnings, 34 full-page plates, and in text illustrations.

The Lonsdale Library is unequivocally categorized as the greatest library of sporting ever produced. Inserted is an ad for “”
The Mating of Thoroughbred Horses”.

Introduction by the Right Hon. The Earl of Lonsdale, K.G., G.C.V.O., D.L.
 
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SOLD - Our Cruise in the Undine - Edmund George Harvey

1854 - John W. Parker and Son, London - First Edition
A rare work. The Cruise was ‘a three-week expedition of 1,000 miles up the Seine, etc., to the Rhine below Basle; down the Rhine to Cologne; by train (with the Undine on board) from Cologne to Bruges, where the boat was stored for the winter. The voyagers, who are known throughout the book as The Professor, The Captain, and The Doctor, showed remarkable tolerance for the outlandishness and ignorance of the natives they encountered.’

Harvey [1828-84] was an author and musical composer, who after studying at Cambridge, resided for a few years on the continent, at which time he undertook his adventures in the
Undine. He was later ordained.

Illustrated with ten engraved plated, charmingly decorated initial letters for each chapter, and a folding engraved map showing ‘
Our Route through France and Germany’. 
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A Book of Designs of Deep Sea Racing Craft - Malden Heckstall-Smith

1933 - Ernest J. Day & Company, London - First Edition
A fine copy of this large and beautifully presented work, containing the twenty nine of the best racing yacht designs selected from more than sixty submitted for an international competition organised by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club for racing yachts in the 55 class (over 16.5 metres) and the 35 class (over 10 metres). With an Introduction by Malden Heckstall-Smith.

The designs are presented here over 116 full page illustrations, and the designers include the who’s who of international yacht designers such as J. Read, David Boyd, Alfred Pyszka, Laurent Giles & Partners, Charles A. Nicholson, H. W. de Voogt, Harry Jacobs, Olin Stephens, Jarl Lindblom, and John M. Tate.
 
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The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemingway

1952 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - First Edition, First Issue
‘I am a strange old man’.

‘But are you strong enough now for a truly big fish?’

‘I think so. And there are many tricks’.


A fine copy in bright dust jacket.
 
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The British Angler's Manual, Or, The Art Of Angling In England, Scotland, Wales, And Ireland. With Some Account Of The Principal Rivers, Lakes, And Trout Streams, In The United Kingdom; With Instructions In Fly-Fishing, Trolling, And Angling At The Bottom, And More Particularly For The Trout. Embellished with numerous engravings on steel and wood, chiefly from original pictures and drawings by the author. - Thomas C. Hofland

1839 - Whitehead & Co. / R. Ackermann, London - First Edition
An angling treatise ‘the result of more than thirty years’ practice’ by the eminent English landscape painter, Thomas Christopher Hofland [1777-1843]. ‘An agreeably written and beautifully illustrated work’.

Most of the steel engraved plates are by the author (nine views and four exquisite engravings of artificial flies) along with many of the 39 woodcuts. Two of the plates are in facsimile.
 
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