Practical Boat Building for Amateurs: Containing Full Instructions for Designing and Building Punts, Skiffs, Canoes, Sailing Boats, etc. Fully Illustrated with Working Diagrams. - Adrian Neison C.E. 1878 - &ldquo, London - First Edition A scarce little work in first edition, which became very popular and was later expanded and edited by Dixon Kemp. One of the earliest books to provide the designs and details of MacGregor’s ‘Rob Roy’ canoe.

As described in the title, chapters cover -
Designing; Tools and Materials; Punts; Skiffs; The Rob Roy Canoe; The Sailing Boat; and Canoes - Canadian Bateaux–Canvas Canoe–Shooting Punt.

Illustrated throughout with vignettes, plans and diagrams.
  Provenance: F. J. B. Beckford, of Winchester, Hampshire, England, with his armourial bookplate.

Reference: Toy,
Adventures Afloat 4941.

Small Octavo (20.2 x 13.3 cm) pp. 82 [4 publisher’s advertisements]. Publisher’s red cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, front board with gilt vignette of boat and gilt lettering, both boards with single fillet in blind, cream coated endpapers.
  Condition: Near fine, sunning to outer edges of boards and to spine, light rubbing to spine ends and corners.   Ref: 108205   Price: HK$ 2,000