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By Way Of Cape Horn

By Villiers, Alan




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By Way of Cape Horn

VILLIERS, ALAN.

London, Geoffrey Bles, (1930).. First Edition; 8vo; pp. xii, 227; map endpapers, list of illustrations; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on front and spine; spine browned, page edges flecked, mark on front of cloth; a good copy.

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By Way Of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

London: Hodder & Stoughton. Very Good; Light cover creases, light edge and shelf wear, light foxing. ; . Hodder C281. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover artwork uncredited. . Scarce in this edition.. 1957. Reprint. Paperback. Mass Market PB . First Printing; 256 pages; First hand account of a harrowing journey aboard a square rigged sailing ship from Australia to Queenstown in Ireland during 1929, by way of Cape Horn. .

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By Way of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

Melbourne: Hodder & Stoughton, 1952. 4th imp.. dust jacket. Fine. 8vo.. 265pp., frontis., b/w pls., Australia to England around the Horn in the Grace Harwar

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By Way of Cape Horn

Alan Villiers

Hodder and Stoughton 1952. Signed by author on front endpage. Book is in very good condition, little wear, text is clean and unmarked. DJ is price clipped, shows light shelf wear and edge wear. Light brown stain on cover.

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By Way of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1939. Signed by author with inscription to...on fep October 1941 on fep. (Third Edition but First in this Form). Cover: grey-green cloth with black titles. Light thin faded staining to head & bottom boards edges. Thin bumping to head & foot of spine. Tiny bumping to corner tips. Light age browning and foxing to edges. Small name to head front endpaper. Light foxing to feps and reps and faint few only spots to a few pages margins. Small rectangular cellotape residue to bottom of fep & rep. Binding tight. B & w illustrations. 285p Dj: moderate rubbed wear and scratches. Rubbed wear to spine side seams and to flaps spine. Head & bottom edge with thin rubbed creasing, small tears and chips. Head & bottom of flaps spine with small open rubbed wear and some chips. Price-cut to front flap foot. Small book: 12cm x 18cm. Author. First Edition in This Form. HB. VG/VG.

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By Way of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

London: Geoffrey Bles. 1930. Royal octavo, original cloth boards with gilt title, b&w plates, endpaper maps, pp xii, 227. Previous owner's bookplate, and earlier owner's signature.Protected in later glassine wrap. Very good condition. A voyage aboard the three-masted sailing ship 'Grace Harwar', illustrated with photographs taken by Ronald Gregory Walker and the author. 1st edition. Boards.

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By Way of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

Melbourne: Ibex, 1996. 1st ed. thus. dust jacket. As New. 8vo.. 265pp., b/w pls., map, Australia to England around the Horn in the Grace Harwar. Facsimile of 1930s original. Nice production

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By Way of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

Melbourne: Ibex, 1996. 1st ed. thus. dust jacket. As New. 8vo.. 265pp., b/w pls., map, Australia to England around the Horn in the Grace Harwar. Facsimile of 1930s original. Nice production. Neat ownership signature o/w Ôas newÕ

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By Way of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

Melbourne: Ibex, 1996. reprint. dust jacket. Fine. 8vo.. 265pp., b/w pls., map, Australia to England around the Horn in the Grace Harwar. Facsimile of 1930s original. Nice production

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By Way of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

New York: Henry Holt, 1930. 1st edition. orig. cloth. Very Good. 8vo.. 336pp., frontis., b/w pls., fldg. map, Australia to England around the Horn in the Grace Harwar. Ownership inscription o/w VG copy in faded cloth

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By Way of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1952.. 8vo. hardcover. 265pp. b/w illus. Good, light foxing. / Good d/w with tear at top of spine(repaired). .

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By Way of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1952. 4th imp.. dust jacket. Very Good. sm. 8vo.. 265pp., frontis., b/w pls., map, Australia to England around the Horn in the Grace Harwar. Facsimile of 1930s original. Nice production.

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By Way of Cape Horn

Alan Villiers

Hodder & Stoughton, 1939. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1939. 285 pages. Illustrated jacket over grey cloth boards. Bright pages with light wear and foxing to text block edges. Tanning to endpapers corresponds to where jacket has been. Previous owners inscription on front endpaper. Mild rub wear to board surfaces with crushing to spine ends and minor bumps to corners. Rubbing and dents to board edges. Unclipped jacket has rubbing and wear to exposed surfaces. Tears and chipping to jacket and spine edges.

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By Way of Cape Horn

Alan Villiers

Ibex, 1996. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 265pp., b/w pls., map. Facsimile reprint of 1930s original. Nice production A Fine copy in near fine dust wrapper. Villiers wrote By Way of Cape Horn after his harrowing experiences on board the Grace Harwar in 1929. The full-rigged ship Grace Harwar was beautiful as the "wind in her rigging called imperiously as she lay at the pier at Wallaroo". As Villiers stood on the dock, a wharf laborer warned "Don't ship out in her! She's a killer." The warning would prove true, as Villiers' friend Ronald Walker was lost by the time Grace Harwar made Ireland. More than 40 years old at the time, the ship had barnacles and algae growing along her waterline. "Dirty bottoms make slow ships, and slow ships make hard passages." Villiers had a desire to document the great sailing ships before it was too late, and Grace was one of the last working full-riggers. With a small ill-paid crew and no need for coal, such vessels undercut steam ships, and maybe 20 ships were still involved in the trade. The ill-fated voyage took 138 days, the Grace the last of the fleet for the year.

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By Way Of Cape Horn

Alan Villiers

Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1957. Paperback. Good. 1957. 258 pages. Pictorial paper cover. Neat, clean, with heavy tanning and foxing to pages and text block edges. Occasional thumbing, mild cracking and inscriptions throughout. Paper cover has moderate edge wear with rubbing and creasing. Some chipping to spine ends and light rubbing overall.

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By Way of Cape Horn

Alan Villiers

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1957. Soft cover. Good/No Jacket (as published). 4.5" x 7. The author was a Australian seaman who spent his career working under sail, this book recounts the perils of that occupation when rounding Cape Horn. In clean and sound condition, the pages have yellowed slightly though sunning and there is some handling wear. All orders processed and shipped promptly from the UK, usually the same or next business day. Please call or email with your questions.

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By Way of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

Scribner Book Company, 1953. 1st Edition Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good/Good condition. Previous price stickers on front flap of DJ. DJ moderately chipped (see our photo). No markings to text block. No marks of previous ownership or inscriptions.

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By Way Of Cape Horn

Villiers, Alan

Scribners, 1952. Hardcover. VG / VG. Hardcover in slightly edgeworn dust jacket / Previous owner's plate within / Front end papers partially tanned from an old newspaper clipping which was liad in

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