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1902 History of America's Cup Yachts Racing ~ Thomas Lawson Ltd. Ed. Wall Street
1902. The Lawson History of the America's Cup A Record of Fifty Years Winfield M. Thompson & Thomas W. Lawson 1902 Limited Edition # 2961 / 3000 A very good or better copy with some light wear and a few small spots on the covers. The white and gold gilt looks nice and sharp. As with most copies of this title, the hinges are starting but the book feels tight. One of the better looking copies we've come across in a while. The thick canvass used for the covers of all 3000 copies came from the sailcloth of Lawson's 1901 ship, the 'Independence' A quality production with gilt stamping to the cover and spine, 89 full page illustrations, all with captioned tissue guards and 18 of which are in color. The book is heavy and weighs approximately 7 pounds. Thomas William Lawson (1857 - 1925) was an American businessman and author. A highly controversial Boston stock market promoter, he is known for both his efforts to promote reforms in the stock markets and the fortune he amassed for himself through highly dubious stock manipulations. The Thomas W. Lawson was a seven-masted, steel-hulled schooner built for the Pacific trade, but used primarily to haul coal and oil along the East Coast of the United States. Named for copper baron and its owner, Thomas W. Lawson, a Boston millionaire, stock-broker, author, and president of the Boston Bay State Gas Co., she was launched in 1902 as the largest schooner and largest sailing vessel without an auxiliary engine ever built. The Thomas W. Lawson was destroyed off the uninhabited island of Annet, in the Isles of Scilly, in a storm on December 14, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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