London: Bell and Sons, 1928. First English Language Edition. Large octavo (25cm). Green cloth boards (hardcover), lettered in gilt on spine; 308pp; illus. Mild external soil and wear; internally clean and unmarked; Very Good. Pioneering technical treatise on yacht design and racing technique, authored by the legendary German yachtsman and inventor. Curry, the most successful German racer of all time, is credited with several innovations which are now standard elements of racing-yacht design, including the fully battened mainsail, the Genoa jib, and the cam cleat [ref. article on Curry at http://www.sailingworld.com).