Yachts and Yachting

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1164Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1880
Antique trade card for the sloop yacht Emma Wicks
$125.00AnonymousAntique-trade-card-for-the-sloop-yacht-Emma-WicksRare antique lithographed trade card for the sloop yacht "Emma Wicks" ca. 1880. Captain Charles Adams & Jason Wicks advertised that "parties desiring a pleasant sail on the ocean or bays or to Cape May, or Long Beach will be cheerfully accommodated." <br></br> The illustration is of a moonlit night regatta of small gaff-rigged <b>catboats</b> off Long Island Light, Boston Harbor. Catboats are characterized by their simplicity, ease of handling, shallow draft, and large capacity. Historically, the origin of the catboat type was in New York around 1840. Cat-rigged boats were used for fishing and transport in the coastal waters around Cape Cod, Narragansett Bay, New York and New Jersey. Size is about 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". Verso blank.
775Coming Soon!DetailsHunt and Company1886
Hunts Universal Yacht List 1886
Hunt and Company
$425.00Hunt-and-CompanyHunts-Universal-Yacht-List-1886A great gift for a sailing or yachting enthusiast. Hunts Universal Yacht List for 1886 contains 29 pages of colour printed yacht club flags and colored flags for individual yawls, schooners and cutters, with over 60 pages of interesting trade advertisements (many illustrated). This scarce, compact, antique volume is the 1886 edition in a series that were published annually between 1848 and 1914. Contains a long alphabetical list of specifications for 4800 largely British yachts including the following fields: name of yacht; rig; length; beam; tonnage; depth; owners; a key to the name of one the 61 participating yacht clubs; signal letters; year built; year altered; builder; sailmaker; and distinguishing flag. <br></br> Includes signal flags in color along with regatta dates, a list of owners, list of agents, staff and yachts of all the principal yacht clubs of the World, tide tables, prize winners, etc. <br></br> Bound in the original blue cloth boards, with gilt lettering and a royal crest to the upper cover. Professionally rebacked in gilt-decorated navy-blue morocco. Publisher: London: Hunt & Co., 119 Church Street, London. 422 pages.
776Coming Soon!DetailsStebbins, Nathaniel L.1896
The Yachtsmans Album 1896
Stebbins, Nathaniel L.
$350.00Stebbins--Nathaniel-L-The-Yachtsmans-Album-1896Scarce volume of photographic images of sail and power yachts at the end of the 19th century by American marine photographer Nathaniel L. Stebbins (1847-1922). The pictured yachts represent the toys of America's super-rich of that era: the Corsair- J. Pierpont Morgan; Nourmahal - John Jacob Astor IV; Alicia - Henry M. Flagler. Other notables include members of families with names that are recognzable even today: Dows, DuPonts, Carnegies, and Vanderbilts. <br></br> With two tabular lists: 'Steam Yachts', and 'Sail Yachts' both containing these data fields describing each of the pictured yachts: page; name; owner; K or CB [Note: for sail yachts only]; length overall; waterline length; beam; draft; designer; builder; date. Contains 240 images, 4 to a single page, printed on the recto only. Versos are blank. <br></br> N.L. Stebbins was a Boston-based photographer specializing in maritime subjects. Among Stebbins' other works are : 'The New Navy of the United States' (1896) and 'Illustrated Coast Pilot with Sailing Directions: The Coast of New England from New York to Eastport, Maine, including Bays and Harbors' (1891).
517Coming Soon!DetailsLloyd's Register1928
American Yacht Flags
Lloyd's Register
$175.00Lloyd-s-RegisterAmerican-Yacht-FlagsColorful compendium of yacht flags produced by <b>Lloyd's Register of American Yachts</b> in 1928. Contains 14 colored plates of yacht club burgees and 53 colored plates of private signals of yachtsmen. Plates are organized by color and style to make it easier to lookup a flag graphically. Includes a full alphabetical index by first and last name name to all the flags followed by more than a dozen pages of advertisements.
488Coming Soon!DetailsHaffenreffer, R.F.1940
Yachts by Herreshoff
Haffenreffer, R.F.
$150.00Haffenreffer--R-F-Yachts-by-HerreshoffPromotional book by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island ca. 1940. Contains eight color reproductions of America's Cup race winners built by Herreshoff, after drawings by R.F. Paterson. These classic vessels designed by Nathanael G. Herreshoff or W. Starling Burgess include the Vigilant, Defender, Columbia (2), Reliance, Resolute, Enterprise and Rainbow. A "Roll of Honor" for these successful America's Cup defenders on page 47 shows that the boats were owned by many of the business leaders of the early 20th century including Cornelius Vanderbilt, Vincent Astor, Alfred Sloan, J.P. Morgan, and Walter Chrysler, among others. <BR> </BR> With numeous other black and white photographs of Herreshoff-built boats and manufacturing processes. Contains plans and specifications on glassine paper for eight smaller Herreshoff one-design class offerings from 11 to 31 feet. Table of Contents and Registry of Owners. <BR> </BR> Number 8741 presented to J.G. Sheldon. 53 pages as issued.