SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: This hardcover book is in good condition overall. The cover of the book has some noticeable wear and markings throughout, but it does not have major issues. No dust jacket is included with the book. The edges of the pages have faded somewhat and also seem to show small signs of foxing in places. The foxing does extend to some individual pages on the inside, but it is very minor overall. The vast majority of the pages inside are in very good condition. There is some noticeable visual wear to the binding of the book when opened, though the book is still very secure. The book is a first edition published in 1961 by Temple Press and written by David Lewis. As mentioned above, the book has a signature from the author included, though as this a donated book, we cannot personally verify the signature.
'This is not a yachtsman's log-book, nor is it merely the story of a race. It will try to tell something of men's feelings, of their fears and of their laughter as through victory and defeat they test their skill, judgement and endurance against the impersonal Atlantic. By its nature this account must be an intensely personal one, for only my own experience can be described first hand. However, the daily records of emotions, sleep, food, and events at sea, which were kept by some of the competitors in the Single-handed Transatlantic Sailing Race to further medical research, have been drawn upon with their author's permission.'