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Author Name:    EVANS, Frank

Title:   Voyage of the Petula.

Publisher:    Robert Hale Limited, London, 1957, 

Seller ID:   94532

EVANS, Frank. The Voyage of the “Petula.” Illustrated. London : Robert HaleLimited, (1957). First Edition. Pp [1]-189,(3), frontis + 16 pp plates. 8v o, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Toy 522 : "A drifting voyage acrossthe Atlantic in a 45-year-old ketch from Dakar to Barbados with a crew of three to study ocean life, water temperatures, weather conditions, drift ofdust from the Sahara, etc. A raft built from three Carley floats was towed astern as an observation platform. The voyage, financed by a wealthy Belgi an, took about seventy days during the winter of 1955/56." Spine and margins browned, cloth rubbed, corners bumped, foxing to edges and a few leaves, bookplate, else good to very good. 30.00

Price = 30.00 CDN
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