Report of the special committee of the New York Yacht Club relative to certain charges made by the Earl of Dunraven concerning the recent match for the America's Cup.

New York: printed for the Club, 1896. Only edition, 8vo, pp. [10], xxx, [2], 556; original printed paper wrappers, with the NYYC emblem, edges a little chipped with small pieces missing (no loss of any letterpress), lightly worn and soiled; a good, reasonably sound copy of an uncommon America's Cup title. Nicely printed on very good paper stock by Douglas Taylor & Co. New York. An account concerning Lord Dunraven's charges against the American yacht, Defender, which, according to his claim, was surreptitiously loaded with ballast to sink her four inches lower in the water, thus making her faster than Dunraven's yacht, Valkyrie III, in the races sailed for America's Cup September 7, 10, and 12, 1895. The charges were subsequently found to be false. Included are reports and testimonies by J. Pierpont Morgan, W. C. Whitney, A. T. Mahan, C. Oliver Iselin, Nathaniel G. Herreshoff, and Captain Henry C. Haff, among many others prominent in the New York yachting scene. Ownership signature on the front wrapper of Edmund Lang, New York Yacht Club member and later chairman of the America's Cup Race Committee. Item #40206

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