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Royal Yachts. Published by Gracious Permission of His Majesty The King - Paymaster Commander C. M. Gavin

1932 - Rich & Cowan Ltd., London - First and Only Edition. Number 141 of 1000 copies
A large, elegantly bound and sumptuously-produced history of English Royal yachts, finely printed by The Mayflower Press on untrimmed handmade paper, with sixteen colour plates from paintings and 107 half-tones from paintings and photographs, including yacht interiors.

With sections on Cowes week, yachting customs, ceremonies and traditions, and the construction and rigs of the earlier yachts. The Cowes week section includes the newly-rigged 122 ft. sloop R.Y.S. 'Britannia' and the great J-Class yachts. Appended with a detailed list of the early Royal yachts, brief logs of voyages, and a bibliography.
 
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Price HK$ 9,000