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Some rubbing and abrasions to front board. Previous owners' signatures on front endpaper. Dust-stains to dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket with losses at ends of spine and corners. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; viii (advertisements), 90, ix-xviii (advertisements) + 2 folding plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on front board. Page dimensions: 246 x 186mm. Numerous black-and-white photographic illustrations. "Printed for James A. Silver, Ltd., by Ed. J. Burrow & Co., Ltd. London and Cheltenham". Contents: Preface; The Call of the Sea; Materials Used in Yacht Building; Designing; Laying Down; Workshop Practice; Engines and Engine Installation; Launching and Trials; Selecting a Yacht; Auxiliary Yachts; Table of Comparative Data of Typical Silver Yachts. "It may be said with truth that the building of a ship evokes more interest and stirs the imagination of the 'Island People' more than any other form of human activity. Our whole history, as a nation, is irrevocably patterned with maritime comings and goings; the sea to us suggests adventure, daring and freedom." - from the Preface, page 5. Illustrations include views of various yachts, "Modern woodworking machinery reduces costs and ensures accuracy"; floor plans and sectional profiles; interiors e.g. "Saloon Interior od 52 ft. 'Brown Owl.'"
Title: Motor Yacht Building
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Rosneath, Scotland, James A. Silver: [c1932]
Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 20196