"CAN ANYTHING EQUAL THE DELIGHT OF TRYING A NEW BOAT AND FINDING HER GOOD—BETTER THAN ANYTHING ONE HAS EVER KNOWN BEFORE?": CLAUD WORTH'S ILLUSTRATED YACHT CRUISING AND YACHT NAVIGATION AND VOYAGING, HANDSOMELY BOUND
(YACHTING) WORTH, Claud. Yacht Cruising. WITH: Yacht Navigation and Voyaging. London: J.D. Potter, 1910, 1927. Two volumes. Large octavo, modern three-quarter green and blue morocco, original cloth laid down on covers. Housed together in custom cloth slipcase.
First editions of Worth's two entertaining and instructive volumes on yachting, richly illustrated and handsomely bound.
Worth recounts his own adventures on various yachts around England, Ireland, the Bay of Biscay, and then in deep water to Spain and to the Azores, while providing detailed instruction on sailing technique, terminology, and gear, suitable for both armchair captains and master mariners. Renowned ophthalmologist Worth was President of the Little Ship Club, Vice-Commodore of the Royal Cruising Club and a Master Mariner. Yacht Cruising illustrated with numerous in-text line drawings and full-page charts; Navigation and Voyaging with nine photographic plates, numerous in-text line drawings and three folding charts. Neat pencil annotations in Navigation, with two sheets of note paper headed "On Board the Cunard R.M.S. Alaunia" laid in loose, one with pencil calculations.
A handsomely bound pair in fine condition.