British Yachts and Yachtsmen. A Complete History of British Yachting from the Middle of the Sixteenth Century of the Present Day - 1907 - The Yachtsman Publishing Company, London - First Edition This is a seriously massive and luxurious tome, a comprehensive reference, illustrated with 58 plates and 500 valuable photographs. In the publisher’s original navy blue leather and gilt binding, usually found in pieces or rebound in two volumes due to the size.

Containing a lengthy history of yachting in the British Isles, from Elizabethan times, with coverage of the America’s cup, yachting in Canada and Australia, biographical sketches of many prominent yachtsmen, brief histories of yacht clubs, and an account of the founding and influence of the Yacht Racing Association. Indexes of personal, yacht, and club names are provided.’ [Toy].
  Reference: Toy, Adventures Afloat, 24. Hanson, Cruising Association Library Catalogue, 27.

Thick quarto (33x28x13.5cm), pp. [18] 566 [1 (index of yacht and sailing clubs)] [3].
  In publisher’s full blue pebbled morocco, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, lettering and vignette of crown in gilt to front board, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers.   Condition: Very good, wear to corners and spine ends, some cracking of leather to spine, internally a few areas of intermittent foxing but generally clean, one or two gatherings sprung or over opened, as commonly encountered.   Ref: 109766   Price: HK$ 10,000