The Lawson History of the America's Cup: A Record of Fifty Years

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Sheridan House, Inc., 1986 - 402 pages
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This year's 150th anniversary of the America's Cup provides a unique, never again to be repeated opportunity to purchase a copy of the most famous book on the Cup, one that is considered the official and most detailed history of the first 50 years. Published originally in 1902 in a limited and numbered edition of only 3,000 copies, the book is almost impossible to find and even used copies easily cost $1,500 or more. An exquisite, limited and numbered reprint of only 1,500 copies was published by Sheridan House in 1986. It went quickly out of print. Now quite unexpectedly a couple of dozen books have been found and are being offered for sale. This is a facsimile edition, in large format (7 [1/2] 11 [1/2]), ornately brassed on high quality buckram in the Victorian tradition. The cover is gold and white linen. Full gold edging. There are 90 illustrations, 17 of which are full-page watercolors of famous America's Cup challengers in full sail. There is also a fascinating assortment of sketches, yacht plans and race charts. A very special collector's item.

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CHAPTER
1
INDEPENDENCE IN MASSACHUSETTS
2
CONTRACT LETTER FOR BUILDING THE AMERICA
4
MARIA SLOOP OUTSAILING THE AMERICA
8
DISMASTED
9
PORTRAIT OF GEORGE STEERS
12
PORTRAIT OF COMMODORE JOHN C STEVENS
14
SAILPLAN OF THE AMERICA AND OF AN ENGLISH SCHOONER CON
20
MASSACHUSETTS AGAIN DEFENDS THE TROPHY AGAINST
89
GALATEA CUTTER CHALLENGER FOR THE CUP IN 1886
94
LINES OF PURITAN AND GENESTA
101
MAYFLOWER SLOOP DEFENDER OF THE CUP IN 1886
107
VOLUNTEER SLOOP DEFENDER OF THE CUP IN 1887
116
VOLUNTEER AND THISTLE IN THEIR FINAL RACE
132
THREE UNSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES FOR CUPDEFENCE HONORS
136
LINES OF ATALANTA CHALLENGER OF 1881 AND VALKYRIE II
143

COURSE OF THE ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON AROUND THE ISLE
24
COWES ROADS THE ROYAL YACHT SQUADRON CASTLE
32
BRILLIANT AND PEARL ENGLISH YACHTS OF 1851
37
THE AMERICAS CUP IS ESTABLISHED AS AN INTERNATIONAL
42
INDEPENDENCE SAILS THROUGH COLUMBIAS LEE IN A START
46
IN DOCK AT ERIE BASIN
48
LINES OF CAMBRIA AND TITANIA SCHOONER
49
MAGIC WINNER OF THE FIRST CHALLENGE CONTEST FOR
56
FINISH OF FINAL RACE BETWEEN COLUMBIA AND SHAMROCK II 269
58
A SECOND CHALLENGE FOR THE CUP RESULTS IN A SERIES
59
DAUNTLESS AND PALMER SCHOONERS RESERVED FOR THE CUPS
65
SAPPHO SCHOONER SECOND DEFENDER OF 1871 AND LIVONIA
72
CANADIANS TWICE CHALLENGE FOR THE CUP AND RACE
72
AN ADVERTISEMENT
72
ENGLAND SENDS A CUTTER WHICH IS DEFEATED BY
72
MADELEINE SCHOONER DEFENDER OF THE CUP IN 1876
78
POCAHONTAS SLOOP FIRST VESSEL BUILT FOR CUP Defence
86
LORD DUNRAVENS SECOND EFFORT TO WIN THE
153
INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION OF INDEPENDENCE
160
AND JUBILEE IN DOCK
178
LORD DUNRAVEN MAKES CHARGES OF FRAUD AND A HEAR
178
THOMAS J LIPTON MERCHANT AND KNIGHT CHALLENGES
198
COLUMBIA CUTTER AND SHAMROCK I IN THEIR FINAL RACE
207
Two VESSELS ARE BUILT FOR CUP DEFENCE BUT NEI
216
BOSTONS CUPDEFENCE VESSEL AS EXPONENT
292
APPENDIX
320
DATA CONCERNING INDEPENDENCE GIVEN IN FULL
335
1
346
59
372
76
381
157
387
128
388
208
393
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