Souvenir program. International Yacht Races, 1930 to be sailed off Newport harbor, beginning September 13. With history of N. Y. Yacht Club and officers and committees of the Royal Ulster Yacht Cub. Also history of previous races for the "America's" Cup. J. B. Gibson.

Souvenir program. International Yacht Races, 1930 to be sailed off Newport harbor, beginning September 13. With history of N. Y. Yacht Club and officers and committees of the Royal Ulster Yacht Cub. Also history of previous races for the "America's" Cup

New York: 1920 [i.e. 1930]. Oblong folio, pp. 200; illustrated throughout; original pictorial wrappers; light wear; near fine. Many advertisements for nautical gear and stuff for the wealthy folks, and pictures of the Cup boats past and present. This is the program for the first America's Cup Races held in Newport, the first program for the J-Boat era, and the last time the Cup was contended for by Sir Thomas Lipton who lost the series in his Shamrock V to Harold Vanderbilt's Enterprise. I once did a bibliography of books on the America's Cup Races, published in part in The American Book Collector way back when; and when I was in business in Rhode Island, Cup books were something of a specialty. In 50 years of selling books, this is the first copy I've encountered. So, not in Rulon-Miller, not in Howland, or Toy. Only the Mariner's Museum in OCLC. Item #54262

Price: $575.00

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