Longmans, Green, 2 Vols., 1st eds., 1894 & 1895. THE BADMINTON LIBRARY. Vol. I : Xvi + 439 pp., cold. guarded frontis + 20 other full-page plates & 93 ills in text. Vol. II : Xvi + 488 pp., cold. guarded frontis + 34 other full-page plates & 163 ills in text. Both vols. in pict. brown cloth ; gilt. 19 x 14cm. Slight wear to extremities of bindings ; a little foxing & soiling esp. to Vol. I, o/w V.G. Volume II has the photographic bookplate of Ernest Read Cooper, FSA, RHYC ; being a portrait of Major Cooper examining a model of the brig ELIZABETH of Yarmouth. Postcard of the SHAMROCK off Cowes, addressed to Major Cooper in 1942, tipped in. (E. R. Cooper, born in 1865, is well-known to Suffolk historians for his books and articles which reveal a gift for research and vivid writing. A skilled yachtsman, he was also a solicitor and Town Clerk for Southwold and he did much for the harbour and local fishermen, attracting fleets of Scottish drifters to Southwold up to 1911.) Two volumes in the celebrated and attractive 'Badminton Library' series, these books contain a total of 312 illustrations and bring together yachting experts from the Victorian era including Sir Edward Sullivan, Lord Brassey, Sir George Leach, E. F. Knight, G. L. Blake, etc. Articles include : Ocean Cruising. Corinthian Deep-Sea Cruising. Evolution of the Modern Racing Yacht. Small Yachts on the Solent. Baltic Cruising. Royal Yachts and English Yacht Clubs. Scottish Clubs. Irish Clubs. The Thames Club and Windermere. Yachting on the Norfolk Broads. Yachting in America. Yachting in New Zealand. Some Famous Races. Racing a 40-Rater in 1892. The American Yachting Season 1893. The America Cup Races 1893. Yacht Racing in 1894. Etc. Two Volumes.