The Last Grain Race

Eric Newby's memoir of sailing on the Moshulu


Eric Newby, dustwrapper by Winston Megoran


Secker & Warburg, London, 1956
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14.5cm, 244pp + folding plan.

In 1938 an eighteen-year-old boy signed on for the round trip from Europe to Australia in the last commercial sailing fleet to make that formidable journey. The four-masted barque Moshulu ended up as a dockside restaurant in Philadelphia; the young apprentice went on to become one of the greatest travel writers of this century. The Last Grain Race is Eric Newby's spell-binding account of his time spent on the Moshulu's last voyage in the Australian grain trade.


Fair condition. The book is foxed to the page edges and title page and has a slight lean to the spine. The dustwrapper is chipped to the edges and spine ends but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.

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