American Yacht List 1886 Olsen Bessey book 18 color flag plates rareBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Compiled by Niels Olsen.
Publ. NY, 1886 by Henry Bessey.
With 18 color lithographed flag plates, profusion of period avertising, 224 pp.
Blue cloth oblong format with large central pictorial gilt stamp of sailing yacht, pictorial gilt rear cover advertisement for Durkee's food products.
Endless specific details about all the yachts then registered within the country.
Overall clean, sound, tight. Cloth spotted in places, slightly shaken, wear to cloth at extremities. Internally clean, light signs of handling, still a well preserved 19th century color plate book.
Book measures: 6" H X 9 5/8" W.