Paperback. The Golden Age of Yachting is a book consisting mostly of yachting history, as the author felt and rightly so that a review of the past is the best way to make an introduction to the sport.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 189 pages. 1.107. Bookseller Inventory # 9781574092516
Synopsis: The Golden Age of Yachting is a book consisting mostly of yachting history, as the author felt and rightly so that a review of the past is the best way to make an introduction to the sport. In this great book, the author presents a panoramic view of yachting, providing an insightful introduction to the pleasures, craft and history of yachting with emphasis on the era of the great steam yachts. It is a meticulous job based on accurate knowledge and detailed research.
Most yachting histories have been so much influenced by the nationality of the author that the British and American versions are quite different, but L. Francis Herreshoff was equally familiar with both sides. He has given a much more factual account of the international races than can be found in other writings.
This book will appeal to the large group of amateur and professional seamen who strive to keep alive the traditions and lore of sail. The book was first published by Sheridan House in 1963 under the title An Introduction to Yachting and reprinted in 1980. The title of this new paperback edition, The Golden Age of Yachting, more accurately reflects the treasures found in this magnificent volume.
About the Author: L. Francis Herreshoff came from a family that designed and built some of the finest yachts the world has ever seen. His father, Captain Nat Herreshoff, was one of the greatest yacht and engine designers. L. Francis Herreshoff, a famous designer in his own right, wrote a fascinating biography of his father titled Capt. Nat Herreshoff: The Wizard of Bristol. He was also the author of The Compleat Cruiser, one of the enduring classics of American sailing literature. Both books are still in print with Sheridan House.
Title: The Golden Age of Yachting (Paperback)
Publisher: Sheridan House
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: New
Book Description Sheridan House, Dobbs Ferry, NY, 2007. First Paperback Edition. Quarto; G+/no-DJ paperback; Green spine with yellow text; Covers clean with shelfwear and edgewear, plastic coating beginning to peel away at rubbed edges, spine has been repaired multiple times with two different types of tape, detritus caught under tape resulted in bubbling, rubbing at corners and edges of spine, large crease on front cover; Textblock clean, front hinge cracked, semi-open tear along hinge-edge of inside front-cover; pp 189. Rockville. Seller Inventory # 7-108-1259370
Book Description Sheridan House, 2007. Condition: Very Good. 1st Pbk. Ed. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP101749315
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Book Description Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.A.: Sheridan House Inc, 2007. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Paperback edition. Cover has slight peeling on top right corner. Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # ABE-13257002506
Book Description Sheridan House, New York, 2007. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Paperback Edition. pp.187. Illustrated with 145 rare photographs and drawings. Pictorial glossy card covers. Fine. Heavy Book which will require extra overseas shipping. Seller Inventory # 018024
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Book Description Sheridan House, USA, 2007. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Musty from the sea. Shipped from the Calico Cat Bookshop, a brick and mortar bookshop established in 1975. Seller Inventory # 028320