Royal Yachts. Published by Gracious Permission of His Majesty The King - Paymaster Commander C. M. Gavin 1932 - Rich & Cowan Ltd., London - First and Limited Edition of 1000 A large elegantly bound and majestic work, finely printed by The Mayflower Press on untrimmed handmade paper, with sixteen colour plates from paintings and 107 half-tones from paintings and photographs, including some yacht interiors.

With sections on Cowes week, yachting customs, ceremonies and traditions, and the construction and rigs of the earlier yachts. The Cowes week section includes the newly-rigged 122 ft. sloop R.Y.S. 'Britannia' and the great J-Class yachts. Appended with a detailed list of the early Royal yachts, brief logs of voyages, and a bibliography.
  1000 copies published and intended as a limited edition although several copies are un-numbered or not part of the limitation, as with the present example and the Bodleian Library copy. A numbered copy resides at the Greenwich National Maritime Museum.

Reference: Toy,
Adventures Afloat 31.

Quarto (30 x 24 cm). pp. 338 [6].
  Elegantly bound in three quarter blue oasis morocco leather over matching cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt in six compartments with raised bands, top edge gilt, others deckled-edged   Condition: Fine in fine binding   Ref: 108197   Price: HK$ 8,600