‘The Yacht Sailor: A Treatise on Practical Yachtsmanship …’
VANDERDECKEN [ = W. Cooper] The Yacht Sailor: A Treatise on Practical Yachtsmanship, Cruising and Racing.London., Hunt & Co, 119, Church Street., 1876.. Original publisher’s purple-blue cloth hardback, gilt title spine, gilt ornament frontcover, blind-stamped ornamentation front- & backcover, 5th edition , 8vo: [ij], viij, 166pp., 2 folding plates with explanations, table of contents. Pseudonym of the author is Willem van der Decken. He became known as captain of the nineteenth-century novel The Phantom Ship  / De Vliegende Hollander by the English writer Frederich Marryat. ¶¶ Fine copy. € 95
¶ Volume: Catalogues of Yachting Requisities, Nautical Works, Charts, Pilots, Instruments, Flags, Portraits of Yachts &c., &c.