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

Couverture
Sheridan House, Inc., 1986 - 402 pages
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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INTRODUCTION xüi
1
CONTRACT LETTER FOR BUILDING THE AMERICA
4
Maria SLOOP OUTSAILING THE AMERICA
8
PORTRAIT OF GEORGE STEERS
12
THE AMERICA WINS A Royal Yacht SQUADRON CUP
14
SAILPLAN OF THE AMERICA AND OF AN ENGLISH SCHOONER CON
20
COURSE OF THE ROYAL Yacht SQUADRON AROUND THE ISLE
24
THE AMERICA IS VISITED BY QUEEN VICTORIA AND ENTERS
30
LINES OF MAYFLOWER AND GALATEA
108
SCOTLAND SENDS A CHALLENGER AND A THIRD BOSTON
108
MAYFLOWER AND GALATEA IN THEIR FIRST RACE
111
PRISCILLA SLOOP AND ATLANTIC SLOOP BUILT IN 1885
118
LINES OF VOLUNTEER AND THISTLE
125
THE Trust Deed IS ALTERED AND CONCESSIONS ARE
128
BOSTONS THREE Cup DEFENDERS PURITAN MAYFLOWER
132
CUTTER CHALLENGER FOR THE CUP IN 1893
136

Cowes Roads THE Royal Yacht SQUADRON CASTLE
32
BRILLIANT AND PEARL ENGLISH YACHTS OF 1851
37
LINES OF THE AMERICA
41
THE AMERICAs CUP IS ESTABLISHED AS AN INTERNATIONAL
42
LINES OF CAMBRIA AND TITANIA SCHOONER
49
Magic WINNER OF THE FIRST CHALLENGE CONTEST FOR
56
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
ENGLAND SENDS A CUTTER WHICH IS DEFEATED BY
72
LINES OF LIVONIA AND SAPPHO
75
MISCHIEF SLOOP DEFENDER OF THE CUP in 1881
84
GENESTA CUTTER CHALLENGER FOR THE CUP IN 1885
92
THE PURITANGENESTA FOUL
103
MASSACHUSETTS AGAIN DEFENDS THE TROPHY AGAINST
107
LINES OF ATALANTA CHALLENGER OF 1881 AND VALKYRIE II
143
FINISH OF FINAL Race BETWEEN VIGILANT AND VALKYRIE II
148
LORD DUNRAVENS SECOND EFFORT TO WIN THE
153
AND JUBILEE IN Dock
160
DEFENDER AND VALKYRIE III IN THEIR FIRST Race
165
DEFENDER STARTS ALONE IN FINAL Race Of 1895 SERIES
172
THE HOME OF THE NEW YORK Yacht CLUB
178
LORD DUNRAVEN MAKES CHARGES OF FRAUD AND A Hear
178
THOMAS J LIPTON MERCHANT AND KNIGHT CHALLENGES
198
Two VESSELS ARE BUILT FOR Cup DEFENCE BUT NEI
216
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS PRODUCE A VICIOUS CLASS
277
BOSTONS CUPDEFENCE VESSEL AS EXPONENT OF
292
Data CONCERNING INDEPENDENCE GIVEN IN FULL
335
CUTTER TENTH CHALLENGER FOR THE AMERICAS
372
292
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