American and English Yachts.
Burgess, Edward and N. L. Stebbins.
( (1887)), NY
b/w plates. Oblong folio.
Stebbins sought-after first book, a yachting classic. Fifty full-page gravure plates of yachts, with brief histories and dimensions. Essay on yachts and yachting by Burgess. See Toy 329. Morris & Howland p. 131. Stebbinss book is usually found with foxing on the plates. The plates in this copy are virtually spotless. Perforated stamp of Rochester Public Library in upper right corner of Preface page, no other markings. Bound in later full calf with morocco cover label stamped in gilt. A beauty!