VOYAGE OF THE "PARMA" Alan Villiers.


The great Grain Race of 1932. Illustrated with Photographs taken by the Author. Pp. 262(last blank) frontispiece, plus 15 plates, appendix; cr. 4to; blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, edges a trifle bruised and rubbed, the upper board slightly soiled, spine slightly faded; dust wrapper, lightly soiled and worn, with publisher's price sticker across backstrip, both panels silverfished, edges chipped and torn, the backstrip browned and damp stained, with pieces torn from centre and extremities; related newscutting tipped onto half-title page (offset onto the adjacent blank), outer leaves offset, scattered foxing; Geoffrey Bles, London, 1933. First edition. *'Describes the great Grain Race of 1932, when the big "wind-jammers" - almost the last of their kind - sailed from Port Broughton in Western Australia round Cape Horn to the English Channel. Mr. Villiers sailed in the Parma, a four-masted barque manned by boys and carrying 52,000 tons of wheat, and the Parma won the great race - 15,000 miles in 104 days' [wrapper blurb]. Item #152309

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