Thoughts on Yachts and Yachting. Design: Construction: Handling.
Charles Scribner's Sons, ( 1939), (New York)
28 cm., viii, 349 pp. b/w plates, lines.
First American edition. Fox is arguably the most generous of all the contemporary giants of small-boat design, etc., at least as far as clearly explaining boat design, construction and how to remain afloat. Here he presents designs and thoughts about 30 boats – cruising, power, and racing craft, complete with plans and gentlemanly humor. He even includes his thoughts on “Roger North, the 17th century yachtsman, and Frederick Chapman, the first naval architect.” See Toy 1864. Backstrip lightly sunned, else very good condition.