Cruising in the Netherlands. A Handbook to certain of the Rivers and Canals of Holland, Friesland, and the North of Belgium.
London: Jarrold & Sons, 1894. 8vo, original yellow boards printed in black and red; ads for Colman's Starch & Mustard on rear cover. 208 pp. Folding map printed in blue and black, and many plates and illustrations after photographs and sketches. Boards soiled and edges slightly worn, glue offsetting at endpapers and staining at gutters, but generally sound. First Edition. George Christopher Davies wrote many books, mostly about sailing, travel, local history, and angling; but he is best known for his superb photographically-illustrated works, The Rivers and Broads of Norfolk and Suffolk (1889) and On Dutch Waterways (1887). This is a very uncommon guide to small-boat cruising around Holland and Belgium, based on the author's several tours.
(Item Id: 6039)