11th July 2016
COOKE, Francis B. Yacht Racing for Amateurs… illustrated second edition. London: The Yachting World, 1911. 8vo (213 x 133mm.) Frontispiece, 8 folding plates, 2pp. advertisements at rear. (Light browning and spotting.) Original cloth blocked in gilt (head and foot of spine lightly bumped). Together with a t.l.s. by Francis B. Cooke addressed to Mr. Gilkes dated '14 February 1969' discussing the old yachting papers required to complete Mr Gilke's collection of 'The Yachtsman', (141 x 203mm.). - And one other volume by Francis COOKE ('Seamanship for Small Yachts'. London: The Yachtsman Publishing Company, 1906). Provenance: Arthur St. George Sargeaunt (armorial bookplates to front pastedowns); The Michael Gilkes Collection (2).
Hammer price: £20
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