The Last Grain Race

NEWBY, Eric. The Last Grain Race.

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NEWBY, Eric. The Last Grain Race. London, Secker & Warburg, [1979].

8vo. Original boards in dust-wrappers (not price-clipped); pp. x, 243; plates after photographs, folding plan of ship, apart from pricing in ink inside front flap, near-fine.
Second edition. Newby's first (1956) book and account of the last grain race, a round trip on the Moshulu from Australia via Belfast and the two Capes in 1938-9. One of the finest sailing books with spectacular photography of the working of a commercial four-master.