Millions for defense: a pictorial history of the races for the America's Cup. Herbert L. Stone, Alfred F. Loomis.
Millions for defense: a pictorial history of the races for the America's Cup
Millions for defense: a pictorial history of the races for the America's Cup
Millions for defense: a pictorial history of the races for the America's Cup

With a presentation and a letter from the author to the chairman of the race committee

Millions for defense: a pictorial history of the races for the America's Cup

New York: Derrydale Press, [1934]. Edition ltd. to 950 copies, 4to, pp. 98, [2]; color frontispiece of the yacht America, profusely illustrated throughout with 92 illustrations from contemporary sources and photographs, a number full-page, plus a table of the races. Far from perfect, a worn, but good copy in original blue buckram with the crossed burgees of the N.Y.Y.C. and the R.Y.S. on the upper cover. This copy with a letter of transmittal from one of the authors and Yachting editor, Herbert L. Stone, on Yachting magazine stationary to New York Yacht Club member Edmund Lang, Chairman of the N.Y.Y.C. America's Cup Racing Committee, presenting him this book "with the compliments of the two authors." Furthermore, the book is inscribed to Lang, "To a Cruising Club man who carries the burden of seeing that the British challenger gets a fair race. Herbert Stone / Alfred F. Loomis / July 1934." Also, with a carbon of a letter back to Stone from Edmund Lang, commenting on the book and remarking on Stone's inscription: "I accept [the book] with the deepest of appreciation and realize the responsibility conveyed in the autographed sentiments." Item #40219

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