Jonkers Rare Books
Stand
34

GAVIN, C.M.

ROYAL YACHTS

GAVIN, C.M.

ROYAL YACHTS Rich and Cowan Ltd. 1932

Description

First edition. Number 27 of 1000 copies. Large 4to. Original full navy blue morocco with gilt titles and gilt stamped vignette of a flag on the upper cover. Top edge gilt.

Provenance

Sir Fitzroy Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe (1872-1957, bookplate to front pastedown).

Footnote

An ample and handsome book which provides a fascinating insight into the history of the Royal Yacht from the times of the Saxons up to the 20th century.
"The numerous illustrations, many of them in colour, are admirably reproduced. Everyone who delights in the representation of a ship moving through the water will want to return again and again to these illustrations." - Review in The Spectator 1933.

Illustrated

Sixteen tipped in colour plates beneath protective tissue guards as well as 74 half tone plates and occasional engravings in the text.

Current Condition

A superb, fine copy, bright and crisp with an armourial bookplate to the front pastedown.