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Author Name:    THOMPSON, Winfield M STEPHENS, William P. SWAN, William U. SPEARS, John R.

Title:   Yacht America. UK edition

Publisher:    Martin Hopkinson & Company, London, 1925, 

Seller ID:   94528

THOMPSON, Winfield M., William P. STEPHENS, and William U. SWAN. The Yacht “America.” A History Written by Winfield M. Thompson, William P. Stephens, [and] William U. Swan, with material from contemporary records and a foreword by John R. Spears. Illustrated. London : Martin Hopkinson & Company Ltd., 1925. Pp [i]-xviii,[3]-335,(1), frontispiece + 39 leaves of plates + 1 folding plan. Endpaper Maps. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Toy 1622, Morris & Howland p.134,136,139. A comprehensive account of the career of the great winner of the "hundred guineas cup" that views her triumph as the apotheosis of the United States' nineteenth century mercantile marine. The narrative follows her later career as diligently as her youth, and includes a consideration of the influence of her design on later challengers. Contents : 1. The Men who Made the America. 2. Built to Represent a Nation. 3. The America's Voyage to Europe. 4. A Hawk among Pigeons. 5. Winning the Squadron Cup. 6. Bringing Kindred Together. 7. Under the British Flag. 8. InGovernment Service. 9. Sold to General Benjamin F. Butler. 10. General But ler Takes up Yachting. 11. Years of Minor Vicissitudes. 12. The Sere and Yellow Leaf. 13. A Gift to the Nation. 14. Repairs, Alterations and Rebuildings. 15. Yacht Architecture as Influenced by the America. Light wear to spine ends and corners, nick to front outer hinge, nautical bookplate to insidefront cover, else very good. 150.00


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