The Boating Man's Vade-Mecum - William Winn 1891 - Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London - First Edition Illustrated with forty four in-text diagrams, a number of vignettes, and full page frontispiece.

‘The author aims to present, in a moderately-sized volume, all the information needed by the amateur boating man on the construction and management of boats. He discusses kinds of boats and their characteristics; fittings; spars, rigging and sails; boat handling, including waves, currents, sailing fundamentals, racing, and touring; rules of the road and aids to navigation; and care and repair of hulls and sails. An interesting survey of the practices of the 1880’s.’
  Reference: Toy, Adventures Afloat 1965.

Found in two variant bindings, the difference being the front board - one is illustrated in blue showing a small dinghy sailing with swan and reeds in foreground, the other, illustrated and lettered in blue with large vessel by coastline, and details of the various chapters covered in the book.

Octavo (20 x 15.5 cm) pp. viii 336. Publisher’s grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board illustrated and lettered in blue with large vessel by coastline, and details of the various chapters covered in the book, black coated endpapers.
  Condition: Very good, some rubbing to edges, little marking to boards, cracking to inner hinges.   Ref: 108224   Price: HK$ 900