Along the Clipper Way. Fourth Printing in dustjacket


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CHICHESTER, Francis. Along the Clipper Way. With extracts from Francis Drake, Shackleton, Slocum and Smeeton, Dana and Ann Davison, Bardiaux and BasilLubbock, Bullen, Bombard and Conor O'Brien, Anson, Dumas and Alan Villiers , John Masefield and Joseph Conrad. (London) : Hodder and Stoughton, (1967). Fourth Printing. Pp (12),[13-256. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. With map end-papers. Toy 2731. "Francis Chichester's object in this bookis to take the readerr stage by stage along ^be great clipper way followed by the gold, wool and grain clippers from Britain round the Cape (of Good Hope) to Australia and then on round Cape Horn back to Britain. Every mile of the 28,500 mile long route round the world has given pleasure, pain or drama to thousands of sailors. Francis Chichester has collected what he thinks are the best accounts by seamen and the most artistic descriptive passages of famous authors who have written about one section or another of this great route. This is the most romantic sea route of the world and the stories chosen cover many different aspects of it. They are about crewed up yachts and singlehand yachts as well as big sailing ships; they are about some of the finest sailing in the world as well as sailing through storms of wind, sleet and snow: they include racing, shipwreck, and total disappearance,record speeds, adventures with icebergs and ice, whales, giant squid and e ven the dreaded scurvy. There are pieces of narrative from the three solo yachtsmen who have so far survived doubling the Horn; and from the man who twice tried to round the Horn but was capsized and dismasted each time. " from the dj. Chapters : 1. The Clipper Way; 2. Halcyon Sailing; 3. Singlehanders; 4. The Doldrums and the Line; 5. Trade Winds and Variables; 6. The Dreaded Scurvy; 7. Speed; 8. Ice and Storms; 9. Mammals against Molluscs; 10. The Romantic Landfall; 11. Across the Tasman Sea; 12. High Windsa and ROughSeas around New Zealand; 13. Running down the Easting; 14. The Southern Oc ean; 15. Cape Horn; 16. Little Ships Double the Horn; 17. Survival; 18. TheSouth Atlantic; 19. Ships' Pets; 20. Luck and Navigation; 21. The Great Cl ipper Race. Some wear to cloth, else very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 30.00

Title: Along the Clipper Way. Fourth Printing in dustjacket

Author Name: CHICHESTER, Francis

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1967,:

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