The Last Grain Eric Newby Race Folio Society 2001


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The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby

The sailing memoirs of Eric Newby aboard the four-mast square-rigged barque, Moshulu. Originally published in 1956 (London: Martin Secker & Warburg LTD). This edition includes an Introduction by the author extracted from his book, Learning The Ropes (London: John Murray, 1999) and additional Introduction material taken from the 1981 reissue of The Last Grain Race. A fine copy bound in boards illustrated with image of the Moshulu’s crew members clinging to the ropes during a storm in the Southern ocean. The endpapers are illustrated with map tracing the outward and homeward route of the S. V. Moshulu and the Full Rigging Plan.


  • Folio Society First Edition No. 1050
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 2001
  • Illustrated Plasticised Paper Covers Hardback, 232, [233-244]pp
  • Photographs of life at sea taken by the author.
  • Size 230 x 150mm, 900g

Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copy

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Weight 0.900 kg


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