Windjammer: Pictures of Life before the Mast in the Last Grain Race

Newby, Eric

Publication Date: 1968
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New York later printinh large 8vo. 176pp, illustrated. A fine copy in dw. Dw closed tears, soiled a bit. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Windjammer: Pictures of Life before the Mast...
Publication Date: 1968
Binding: Hardcover

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Newby, Eric
Published by E. P. Dutton c. 1968, NY (1968)
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Book Description E. P. Dutton c. 1968, NY, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Name, writ small, on ffep. Contents are almost as new, but a binder's error caused the last printed page's edges to extend beyond the cover, so the edges of that page are worn. No DJ. ; 8-7/8" x 9", 176pp, dark blue boards, bright silver spine lettering. HISTORY. "Most of the photographs in this book were taken while I was serving in the four-masted Finnish barque MOSHULU of Mariehammn in 1938 and 1939 when she was engaged in the Grain Trade. Being an apprentice, I took nearly all these photographs during my free watch, many of them when I was done-in after long hours on deck, at the wheel or up in the rigging. " The book consists of an 18-page Introduction by the author/photographer wherein he relates a brief history of the grain trade and clippers in general, with the rest of the book devoted to b/w photos, many of them full-page, with brief captions. MOSHULU was a four-masted steel barque; 5300 tons d. w. , 3116 gross, 2911 net. Built by Wm. Hamilton, Port Glasgow 1904. Owners: G. H. J. Siemers and Co. Hamburg, The Charles Nelson Co. Inc. , San Francisco, and Captain Gustav Ericson, Mariehamn. Seller Inventory # 41043

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