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Author Name:    DUMAS, Vito JOHNES, Raymond, trans.

Title:   Alone Through the Roaring Forties : The Voyage of Lehg II round the world. First Edition

Publisher:    Adlard Coles, Southampton / London, 1960, 

Seller ID:   112110

DUMAS, Vito. Alone Through the Roaring Forties : The Voyage of Lehg II round the world. Translated by Captain Raymond Johnes. (Southampton / London) :Adlard Coles Limited, (1960). First Edition. Pp (4),v-ix,10-191,(1) + fron tispiece. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Map end-papers. Toy 0417, D.H. Clarke, An Evolution of Singlehanders, p.157. Vito Dumas (September 26, 1900 March 28, 1965) was an Argentine single-handed sailor and was awarded the Slocum Prize. "Vito Dumas is an Argentinian who madeone of the most remarkable single-handed voyages ever recorded in the hist ory of small boat voyaging. His book Alone Through the Roaring Forties was first publislhed in Spanish [as Los cuarenta bramadores]: : La Vuelta al Mundo Por la "Ruta Imposible"] and then in French. [...] He describes his great voyage round the world through the roaring forties which he justly describes as "The impossible route". He broke four records: he was the first lone navigator to round the Horn and survive; the first to round the Horn fromWest to East; the first (and probably the last) to sail by the "impossible route"; and he is the only one to have sailed round the globe with only th ree landfalls." - from the dj. Spine lightly sunned, light over all wear, else very good. 25.00


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