Memorials of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

Rare First Edition of Guest and Boulton's Memorials of the Royal Yacht Squadron; Inscribed to Sir Ernest Shackleton

Memorials of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

GUEST, Montague and William B. Boulton [Ernest Shackleton].


Item Number: 136030

London: John Murray, 1902.

First edition of the standard history of the Royal Yacht Squadron and Solent yachting in the 19th century, with a complete list of member and their yachts. Octavo, original cloth, top edge gilt, with 46 illustrations. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper, “To Sir Ernest Shackleton from Philip Hunloke, 1921.” Major Sir Philip Hunloke GCVO was a British sailor and courtier. He served as a Groom in Waiting to King George V from 1911 to 1936 and also served in the Boer War and First World War. 1921 was the year Shackleton was elected to the Royal Yacht Squadron and embarked on his last Antarctic project, the Quest Expedition. The Quest carried a “silken ensign” which was given by Shackleton to the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, Isle of Wight, and which was used to wrap the body of Shackleton when he died in South Georgia on 5 January 1922. From the library of Ernest Shackleton. In near fine condition. An exceptional association.

The present volume contains the memorials of the Royal Yacht Squadron's members with an enquiry into the history of yachting and its development and a complete list of members with their yachts from the foundation of the club through 1902 from the official records.

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