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by Vanderdecken
The collected writings of E. Cooper: The best yachting writer of his day. 394 pages
$65.00
by Dixon Kemp
The classic text; Kemp, what more is there to say! 648 pages
$85.00
by Adrian Neison
Design and build Punts , Skiffs, Canoes, Row and Sailing Boats, etc. 151 pages
$19.95
by Edwin Monk
Some really nice looking boats with complete building instructions. 137 pages
$24.95
by W.P. Stephens
Stephens' masterwork on small boat building. W.P. 241 pages
$24.95
by C.P. Kunhardt
Kunhardt's massive work on early American Yachting and small boat building. 393 pages
$65.00
YACHTS AND YACHTING (Pub. No. 0007)
Vanderdecken/The collected writings of E. Cooper: The best yachting writer of his day. 394 pages

Hardcover Elephant Folio Book

YACHTS AND YACHTING
by Vanderdecken
Being a Treatise on Building, Sparring, Canvassing, Sailing and the General Management of Yachts.
This is a master-work for anyone interested in building and sailing the traditional boat. What Lever and Steel are to square rig, Vanderdecken is to the cruising yacht (he doesn't have a great deal of patience with the racers). Vanderdecken was the nom de plume for William Cooper, Esq., who wrote many articles for the yachting press of the day. Following his death, these were collected into this volume. There is hardly a single small aspect of the building and management of the traditional yacht that is not covered here with both detail and insight. Many of his thoughts are surprisingly modern; especially those on wetted surface and its relationship to boat speed, and deep vs. shallow draught vessels and the resulting differences in beam and stability. In addition to his excellent writing on the subject, there are many very fine drawings. Cooper himself drew the illustrations and they are among the best we have ever seen. There are also several excellent chapters on the management of yachts in storms and heavy weather. If you are building or contemplating a traditional boat of any size, you need this book! First published in 1873. Our edition is in elephant folio (11" X 17") to better reproduce the very fine large plates.

Vanderdecken, 394 pages

$65.00
A MANUAL OF YACHT AND BOAT SAILING (Pub. No. 0008)
Dixon Kemp/The classic text; Kemp, what more is there to say! 648 pages

Hardcover Elephant Folio Book

A MANUAL OF YACHT AND BOAT SAILING
by Dixon Kemp, A.I.N.A.
Dixon Kemp was the "guru" of yachting in the latter part of the nineteenth century in England. His work was very highly regarded and deeply respected. His Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing is a comprehensive work, similar in some regard to Kunhardt's Small Yachts: Their Design and Construction in this country. Our edition reprints the 1878 edition and includes a great many illustrations as well as over a hundred full-page plates of designs from the period. Our edition is sized to elephant folio (approximaely 11" X 17") to better reproduce the large plates and contains two editions: The First edition and The Eighth edition. Chapters from the First Edition which were sadly eliminated from the later editions are reinstated as is the enormous and wonderful Appendix which contains the splendid Dictionary of General Information, which is a combination glossary, index, dictionary and boat building text.

Dixon Kemp, 648 pages

$85.00
PRACTICAL BOAT BUILDING FOR AMATEURS (Pub. No. 0109)
Adrian Neison/Design and build Punts , Skiffs, Canoes, Row and Sailing Boats, etc. 151 pages

Hardcover Duodecimo Book

PRACTICAL BOAT BUILDING FOR AMATEURS

by Adrian Neison
Containing Full Instructions for Designing and Building Punts, Skiffs, Canoes, Row and Sailing Boats, with a Complete A B C Guide to Canoe Sailing, A B C Guide to Camping Out, Together with all Necessary Definitions of Nautical Terms, revised and enlarged by Dixon Kemp.
Neison's book has long been considered one of the best texts on boat building for the Amateur. It is somewhat rare and does not appear very often in the Antiquarian Book market, primarily because most of those who have it tend to hold on to it. It took us some months to find one and we are pleased to offer it here. One valuable chapter, (in context with the kinds of books we publish) is the chapter on building MacGregor's Rob Roy Canoe.   Other chapters in the book are: Designing, Tools and Materials, Punts--Flat Bottomed Boats, Clench-Built Skiffs, The Sailing Boat, Canadian Bateaux--Canvas Canoe--Shooting Punts, etc., etc., A B C Guide to Canoe Sailing, A B C Guide to Camping Out.

Adrian Neison, 151 pages

$19.95
SMALL BOAT BUILDING (Pub. No. 0119)
Edwin Monk/Some really nice looking boats with complete building instructions. 137 pages

Soft-cover Folio Long Book

SMALL BOAT BUILDING
by Edwin Monk, Naval Architect
Designed for the amateur, with sixteen "modern" small boat designs, rowboats, sailboats, outboards, a 125-class hydroplane and a runabout, this is one of our favourite boat-building books. The illustration is of Mariner , an absolutely charming 19-foot LOA outboard cruiser with two berths, a galley and a concealed head. After Toad Hall is finished and completes his voyage, this boat will be built; it's ideal for cruising around the Chesapeake and New England coasts. Rather than clamp an outboard on the transom, how much more improved would not the boat be for placing the outboard in a well underneath a comfortable stern lounging seat. Then it would look like a very small and very comfortable inboard cruiser. This boat is definitely on the "to-do" list. There are also plenty of other pleasing designs here in skiffs, rowboats and small sail boats. Definitely worth having! First published in 1947. This book is sized as quarto, (about 9" X 12"), and bound on the left-hand short side for easy readability and use of the fold-out plans.

137 pages, 3 plate(s)

$24.95
CANOE AND BOAT BUILDING FOR THE AMATEUR (Pub. No. 0146)
W.P. Stephens/Stephens' masterwork on small boat building. W.P. 241 pages

Soft-cover Folio Long Book

CANOE AND BOAT BUILDING FOR THE AMATEUR
by W.P. Stephens
Published by Forest and Stream in 1889 this is a seminal work indeed. Stephens was a prolific designer at the turn of the century and held in high esteem. This is a very valuable work for all those interested in boat building, canoes, small sailing boats and early American designs. Among the designs covered in this work are Racing and Cruising Canoes, Canoe Yawls and hard-to-find coverage of the Barnegat Sneakbox, the Barnegat Cruiser, the Rob Roy Canoe, and the Delaware River Ducker and Tuckup. Our edition is printed and bound to duodecimo long (71/4" X 11" in order to better reproduce the plates which were printed to 11" X 17" in the original.) Numerous illustrations and 50 full-page plates. A separate portolio of the plates only (no text), printed to their original size of 11" X 17" is also available.

241 pages

$24.95
SMALL YACHTS: Their Design and Construction (Pub. No. 0161)
C.P. Kunhardt/Kunhardt's massive work on early American Yachting and small boat building. 393 pages

Hardcover Elephant Folio Book

SMALL YACHTS: Their Design and Construction
by C.P. Kunhardt
Of all the books we have most assiduously searched out, this is our greatest prize to date! WoodenBoat™ Magazine did a reprint in 1985 which is now also out of print, but this 1887 edition by Forest and Stream is a massive work. WoodenBoat's reprint only included about a third of the content and was limited entirely to the design plates and commentary upon them. There is a wealth of additional information in the book of great interest to the designer--amateur or professional. The table of contents includes the following topics contained within the listed sections: INTRODUCTORY: The Model and the Draft; The Draftsman's Office; The Yacht on Paper and in Block; The Three Plans; The Model; Taking Off. ELEMENTS OF DESIGN: Resistance; Displacement; Stability, Rig and its Principles; Beam and its Relations; Balance and its Object; Handiness; Centreboard and Keel; Design in its Unity; The Computations; Theory and Practice Compared; ILLUSTRATIONS OF TYPE: Classification by Type; Centreboard Catboats; Keel Catboats; Light-Draft Centreboard Sloops; Deep Centreboard Sloops; Light Draft Keel Yachts; Deep Draft Keel Yachts; Compromise Keel and Centreboard Yacht; Beamy Cutters; Cutters of Moderate Beam; Cutters of Small Beam; Yachts of Special Class. (This section, Illustrations of Type, was the only section included in WoodenBoat's excellent reprint.) SINGLE-HAND YACHTING; The Boat and Her Equipment; Concerning Safety; Concerning Rig; Concerning Model; Some Notable Single-Handers; GENERAL INFORMATION: Fitting Out; In Commission; Laying Up; Boat Building; Yachts' Boats; Steering Gear; Yacht Clubs; Sailing Rules; Yachts' Papers; Receipts, and Useful Tables. Our edition reproduces the elephant folio sizing (11" X 17") of the original.

393 pages

$65.00
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