Notes on Yachts (First Series) - Edwin Brett 1869 - Sampson Low, London - First Edition A superb example of this rare instructional, dealing with the design of yachts, with an short overview of yacht sailing. Illustrated with frontispiece from a drawing by John Brett, engraved by J. D. Cooper.

Despite the notification of this being the
first Series in the title, there were no further series published.
  Reference: Toy, Adventures Afloat 4722.

Small octavo (18.3 x 12.8 cm) pp. [8] 131 [1] 16 (Publisher’s list of books dated September, 1870). In publisher’s blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, front board with oval gilt vignette surrounded by gilt letters, and enclosed in double gilt fillet border, rear board bordered in blind, brown coated endpapers.
  Condition: Near fine, light rubbing to edges and spine ends, one or two pages unevenly opened.   Ref: 108221   Price: HK$ 2,800