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 986 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 ‘Amherst Town Library’.
  ‘One of the major America's Cup works’ - Morris & Howland.

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

Quarto (30.5 x 20.5 x 7 cm) pp. [4] xv [1] 402 [2].

Collated 3/2019 - 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 full blue morocco, spine lettered and tooled with raised bands, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, matching marbled endpapers.   Condition: Fine with the exception of one or two short closed tears to upper edges, in fine binding.   Ref: 109713   Price: HK$ 18,000