Small Yachts. Their Design and Construction Exemplified by the Ruling Types of Modern Practice. (and) Supplement to “Small Yachts”
Kunhardt, C.P. and Stephens, W.P.
Forest and Stream Publishing Company, ( 1891(and) 1896), New York
Folio, 38.5 cm. xiv-473 pp. plus 87 plates (and) Folio, 38.5 cm. 104 pp. plus 53 b/w plates.
This is the New and Enlarged Edition of “Small Yachts.” It is a most important book on 19th century yacht design, building, rigging and sailing – the more valuable because it approaches these topics from an American perspective, with many American yachts and designers represented. Generously illustrated with in-text line cuts and 87 full-page and folding plates. Toy 4763. This book is being offered with W.P. Stephens’s “Supplement to Small Yachts,” which contains examples of yachts and small craft built in America and England between 1890 and 1896. The lines and plans, comprising the 53 full page plates, were done by Stephens. See Toy 4763. For some reason the publishers, Forest and Stream, used highly acidic pulp paper on this and several other books they published during this period. Hence, most copies are defective, falling apart, or both. These two copies are in relatively splendid condition, bound in matching illustrated red cloth covers. “Small Yachts” has been rebacked, with a leather spine label. “Supplement” is in its original 1/4 morocco, with backstrip perished. Both books are complete, with bindings, text and plates in unusually good condition. Both volumes