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The Lonely Sea and the Sky - Francis Chichester

Hodder & Stoughton, 1964, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, a little dull. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Text bright and tight.

Illustrated with B&W photographs and diagrams. From the cover: “Chichester not only made the world’s first solo long-distance seaplane flight in 1931 but also won the first solo sailing race across the Atlantic in 1960. The first was probably the toughest flight ever made and the second the toughest race ever sailed. Here is a navigator in the true Elizabethan sense. In 1932 he received the top award for air navigation and in 1961 the top award for single-handed navigation. Not content with his 1960 transatlantic record he raced his own time across to New York in 1962 at the age of 60 and reduced his previous record by seven days.”
Size: 9" x 6"
Number of Pages: 352
Cover Art By: David Cobb

£17.70 (Now Sold)