The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida. [With laid-in pamphlet entitled "Finis"].
New York. Thomas R. Knox & Co. 1885. Hardcover. thick8vo, 22cm, xv, 441p., frontis, with 20 plate illustrationss, music scores, in the original gilt decorated and black stamped pictorial blue cloth, bevelled boads, all edges gilt, very good to fine sound condition. (tr) ~ An anecdotal account of the cruise in 1884 of the schooner yacht "Montauk" New York Yacht Club owned by Commodore S.R. Platt. The frontis is an engraving of the Montauk "At Home" in Hamilton Harbor. The author, New York lawyer, James McQuade (1829-85) was a Union Civil War general and a participant in the cruise. The enclosed "Finis" is a tribute to Commodore Platt who had died around the time of the appearance of the book. Item #38760