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The Last Grain Race

£15.99

Product description

In 1938 the 18-year-old Newby shipped aboard the four-masted barque Moshulu as an apprentice. This book is his autobiography of this voyage. His outbound passage from Europe to Australia was via the Cape of Good Hope. His return was around Cape Horn. The Moshulu was at the time one of the largest sailing ships still transporting grain. While 1939 was arguably the last Grain race worthy of the name, as it was followed by World War II and the consequent near-total interruption of commercial shipping, commercial sailing ships still sailed the route after the war for two more years in 1948 and 1949.

This book contains black and white photographs of this voyage.

Published 1956. This is the first UK edition and is now out of print.

Hardback. The front board is slightly marked and the pages show some tanning. There is also one loose page. Otherwise the book is in good condition given its age.

Item details

Added value:
First UK edition; now out of print.
Author(s):
Newby, E
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8.75" by 5.75"
Edition:
First, 1956
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
243
Publisher:
Secker & Warburg
Title:
The Last Grain Race

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In 1938 the 18-year-old Newby shipped aboard the four-masted barque Moshulu as an apprentice. This book is his autobiography of this voyage. His outbound passage from Europe to Australia was via the Cape of Good Hope. His return was around Cape Horn. The Moshulu was at the time one of the largest sailing ships still transporting grain. While 1939 was arguably the last Grain race worthy of the name, as it was followed by World War II and the consequent near-total interruption of commercial shipping, commercial sailing ships still sailed the route after the war for two more years in 1948 and 1949.

This book contains black and white photographs of this voyage.

Published 1956. This is the first UK edition and is now out of print.

Hardback. The front board is slightly marked and the pages show some tanning. There is also one loose page. Otherwise the book is in good condition given its age.

Added value:
First UK edition; now out of print.
Author(s):
Newby, E
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8.75" by 5.75"
Edition:
First, 1956
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
243
Publisher:
Secker & Warburg
Title:
The Last Grain Race

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