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 1342 A beautiful copy in publisher’s binding, of this large and splendid 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.

Scarce in this condition even more so in the original magnificent gilt pictorial white canvas cloth binding with green morocco title label. 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 High School Library Of Oceanic’.
  ‘One of the major America's Cup works’ - Morris & Howland.

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

Quarto (30.8 x 20.5 x 7.2 cm) pp. [2] xv [1] 402 [2]. In the original publisher's cream cloth with gilt pictorial upper, green morocco label and gilt decoration to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.


Collated 8/2017 - 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.
  Condition: Near fine, light toning to white cloth boards, minor repair to inner hinges.   Ref: 109004   Price: HK$ 22,000