The Lawson History of the America's Cup. A Record of Fifty Years - Winfield. M. Thompson, Thomas W. Lawson 1902 - Privately Printed, Boston - First and Limited Edition, of which this is number 116 A handsomely bound volume, over 400 pages illustrated with eighty-nine full page plates of which sixteen are colour and two are maps outlined in colour.

Detailing the history of the America’s Cup from 1851 to 1902, it’s challenges, yachts, protests, characters and an appendix of press articles. There is nothing finer.

Privately printed for private distribution only, and limited to 3,000 copies most of which were presented to prominent members of the yachting community, this particular copy was presented to ‘The Camden Public Library’, Maine, which was founded in 1896 and is now a National Historic Landmark overlooking Camden Yacht Club.
  ‘One of the major America's Cup works’ - Morris & Howland.

References: Toy,
Adventures Afloat, 1621. Morris & Howland, Yachting in America 82.

Thick quarto (binding size 29.2x20x7cm) pp. [2] [2 (limitation page)] xv [1] 402 [2].

Collated (3/2020) as follows: Colour plates - 1, 17, 53, 72, 80, 88, 104, 112, 123, 148, 165, 212, 266, 288, 296, 329.
Map plates - 24, 180. Total full page plates - 16 colour; 60 b&w; 1 facsimile contract; 10 plans; 2 maps.
  Bound in recent navy blue three-quarter morocco over matching cloth, spine with raised bands, decorated and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt others trimmed.   Condition: Fine in fine binding.   Ref: 110278   Price: HK$ 17,000