Reminiscences of Twenty-Five Years' Yachting in Australia. An Essay on Manly Sports, a Cruise on Shore ... Notes of a Voyage to China and Japan
Adelaide, Wigg, 1888.
Octavo, xx, 224, xvi (advertisements) pages plus 15 lithographs (5 ensigns, 3 maps, 6 views by members of the author's family and a frontispiece by 'the well-known artist, Mr Leonard').
Original gilt-decorated green cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities and a little flecked; pages facing the flyleaves a little offset; top corner crease to one leaf; an excellent copy (virtually unread).
This copy is inscribed in ink at the head of the title page to 'Fred W. Sims, with the author's best wishes', with 'Sept 1908' added in pencil in another hand. Sir William Henry Bundey (1838-1909), for ten years Commodore of the South Australian Yacht Club, was a South Australian MP (Attorney-General, 1878-81) and later a Supreme Court judge. A scarce book, one of very few on the subject of colonial yachting. Ferguson 7674 (noting only brown cloth; we have seen brown, black and blue, as well as the green offered here).