Laurent Giles: An Evolution of Yacht Design by Adrian Lee & Ruby Philpott soon to be presented for sale on the brilliant BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Nautical Books, 1990, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Plans;
From the cover: Jack Laurent Giles is one of the great names in the world of yacht design. His reputation is based on a highly successful series of cruising, racing and motor yachts which are known throughout the yachting fraternity. This book condenses into one volume some of his greatest designs: it incorporates information from the original company files of the late 1920s and 30s, with many of his pre- and post-war yachting articles and reports.
From over 800 designs produced between 1927 and 1982 the authors have selected over 50 of his most famous craft. Such names as Wanderer II and III, the Vertue Class, Myth of Malham, Sopranino, Trekka, Stormvogel, the Audacity Class and the Westerly Centaur will be instantly recognised by readers with a knowledge of sailing history. The yachts are described in detail with photographs and the original line plans. A further section includes fifteen designs which represent the companys design production to 1990.
Introduction by: Olin Stephens
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with an abrasion to the leading edge of the upper panel which has a short, closed, tear to the foot at the join. The leaves are lightly tanned, tight, but a little more at the margins.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Index. 10¾” x 8″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from hither or maybe further, hand picked, books in my Sport Sailing catalogue?