1910, 1st edition; The Charles C. Thompson Co. publishers; Chicago; hardbound in burgundy boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine (slight fading, see pic); gilt boat profile on cover also; quite good condition of pages and strong binding; previous owner's name inside front board; no dust jacket; a very interesting book, full of drawings and illustrations.
"An Illustrated Manual for Motor Boat, Launch and Yacht Owners, Operator's of Marine Gasolene Engines, and Amateur Boat-Builders"
Originally published in 1910, The purpose of this work is to provide a compendious guide to the design, construction, installation and operation of marine motors and to the design and construction of motor boats. It will be found useful and often invaluable, alike by the man who wishes to install a small motor in his rowboat of yacht, and his more ambitious or more fortunate brother who aspires to own a seagoing powercraft. It is intended primarily for the man who is not a practical mechanic - and yet mechanics may study its pages with profit. It's twenty six chapters contain much information that is still useful and practical today.