Observer on Ranger During the Races for the America's Cup 1937 by Sir Fisher Dilke
First edition in the extremely scarce original dust-wrapper, recording the author's experiences on-board as the official observer. Ranger would go on to win the America's Cup convincingly, the last time J-class yachts would compete for the cup.
Dilke (Sir Fisher), Observer on Ranger During the Races for the America's Cup 1937, 1st edition, London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1938
Containing 48 black and white photographic plates, several race diagrams, bound in the original cloth-covered boards, with the original printed dust-wrapper, 28.6 x 22.5 cm (folio)
Condition: Internally excellent, although there is a contemporary review of the book from a periodical tipped-in carefully before the contents, the dust-wrapper with several edge tears and some loss. Most of the closed tears on the dust-wrapper have been strengthened with archival document tape.