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SIX VOLUMES FROM "THE HOLY GRAIL OF YACHTING"
The Holy Grail of Yachting: The Art of the America's Cup 1858-1970 by Alan Granby and Janice Hyland. West Palm Beach, Fl: America 3 Foundation, 2013- 2017. Limited edition. Seven-volume set; this lot does not include Vol. VII. The ultimate history of the America's Cup, told through art and artifacts with parallel historical narrative. Embossed full-color frontispieces. Color and black and white plates throughout. Illustrated with masterworks from the 19th and 20th Centuries by painters such as Fitz Henry Lane and James Edward Buttersworth, and photographers such as Beken of Cowes. Each volume with extensive bibliography and indices sourcing the visual materials. Oblong folio, 13.5" x 12.5". Printed on extra-heavy coated stock. All in fine (new) condition with illustrated dust jackets as issued. Contents: Vol I: 1851 The Art and Artifacts of the America's Cup. Vol. II: The Era of the Schooners, 1870-1876, and The Era of the Single-masted Racers/Cruisers, 1881-1887. Vol. III: The Era of the Big Class, 1893-1920, Part 1, 1893, 1892 and 1899. Vol. IV: The Era of the Big Class, 1893-1920, Part 2, 1901, 1903 and 1920. Vol. V: The Era of the J-Class, 1930-1937. Vol. VI: The Era of the 12-Meters, 1958-1987, Part 1, 1958-1970. Vol. VII (not included): The Era of the 12-Meters, 1958-1987, Part 2, 1974-1987.
Condition: Excellent. xviii, 258; x, 401; x, 309; x, 299; x, 312; x, 407; x, 307; x, 424 pp.