Shamrock V's Wild Voyage Home and Other Sea-Going Adventures - INSCRIBED - Captain Irving Johnson, Charles A. Wilson (illustrator) 1933 - Milton Bradley Company, Springfield - First Edition Inscribed from Johnson to Lieutenant-Commander Nixon ‘who enjoys a sail as only one who was brought up in sail can'.

American sail training pioneer, adventure and professional sailor Captain Irving McClure Johnson’s first book, in which the word ‘adventure’ is a slight understatement. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs, vignettes sketched by Wilson, and schematics of the yacht.

‘Johnson was a crew member on Sir Thomas Lipton’s
Shamrock V on her return to England in the autumn of 1930 following the America’s Cup races She encountered a hurricane and numerous storms. After working his way home on the steamer Olympic, Johnson joined Warwick Tompkins’ Wanderbird as mate for the 1931 transatlantic race from Newport, R. I. to Plymouth. He crewed on George Roosevelt’s Mistress for the Fastnet, and then rejoined Wanderbird for a northern European ‘cruise’ and the voyage back to the United States.’ - Toy, Adventures Afloat.
  Irving McClure Johnson (1905-91)

Provenance: Lieutenant Commander Nixon - Most likely of the Royal Canadian Navy, as the other ‘Tricky’ Nixon, despite also being a Lieutenant-Commander in the Navy was never ‘
brought up in sail’ as stated in the author’s inscription.

Reference: Toy,
Adventures Afloat 542.

Octavo (20.6 x 14.5 cm) pp. [4] [3 plans of Shamrock V] [5] 280. Publishers green cloth, lettered to front and spine in orange, silhouette of Shamrock V in orange to front board, photographic endpapers showing Shamrock V racing, top edge tinted yellow.
  Condition: Very good, spine sunned.   Ref: 108211   Price: HK$ 1,500