Title: Ocean Racers. 1st US in dj.
Publisher:  Robert M. McBride & Company, New York, 1932,
Seller ID: 77954
FOX-SMITH, Cicely. Ocean Racers. New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, Publishers, 1932. First American Printing. Pp. (4),v-x,1-245,(1), frontis., + 11 leaves of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue, green, purple and silver marbled cloth with printed paper title label to spine, top edge dyed a pale green. "Ocean Racers is the pageant of great ships that fought wind and weather, from the days of the Baltimore clippers down to the big 'four stickers' that carried West Coast wheat in the ealry ninetees. Of course, such famous vessels as Cutty Lark, Thermopylae, and Donald McKay's Lightning appear in the narrative. And in addition, Fox-Smith has uncovered a great deal of new information about other fast ships and their performances,as well as several hitherto unpublished photographs. Here is a grand book for all lovers of the sea, and indeed the story should appeal to anyone whohas experienced the nostalgic longing that is aroused by the distant call of the steamer's whistle." - from the dj. Pp. 13-16 loose but present, elsevg in rubbed, spine-nicked and browned, unclipped dj. 65.00