"Yankton" : Yacht and Man of War
Willoughby, Malcolm F.

Cambridge, MA Crimson Printing Company 1935 First edition Octavo (standard size). Wear to edges and corners boards, esp. at heel of spine. Some sucffing and wear to boards, but gilt lettering still bright. Spine a bit darkened. Slight soiling to edges of textblock. Commercial bookplate of former owner on flyleaf. 269 p. w/ illustrations, The story of the twists and turns of the ship first christened the Cleopatra in England. The ship later became the yacht of Sarah Bernhardt, became both the Sapphire III and the Penelope in America, and ended her days as a hulk and swimming pool as the Yankton after 23 years as a US naval ship in 2 wars, and a number of more years as a rum runner on the East coast. Good without dust jacket Hardcover in full cloth (Item ID: 12746)


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