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Title:Tom Diaper's Log: Memoirs Of A Racing Skipper
Price:GBP£25.00 (about USD$34.00)
Item ID:B009-4652
Publisher:Robert Ross & Co. Ltd, London, 1950
Binding:Hardcover (Quarterbound blue cloth and marbled paper)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No
Robert Ross & Co. Ltd, 1950, Hardcover (Quarterbound blue cloth and marbled paper), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First

The personal memoirs of Tom Diaper, one of the great yacht skippers who raced for many famous yacht owners in the late 19th and early 20th century; with an introduction by Sir Sidney Wadsworth who describes "being completely carried away reading this unsophisticated but vivid and convincing narrative" of Diaper who spent his whole life at sea, his first job as a pantry boy aboard a team yacht, the 'Queen of Palmyra' in 1879 aged just 13. He retired in 1936 when he had become one of the most famous and successful of professional yacht skippers. He worked for the Earl of Dunraven, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Sir Thomas Lipton and many other famous yachtsmen. At the height of his success it was difficult to get other skippers to race against him. His account of his varied career is fascinating and depressing. It clearly shows how precarious was the livelihood gained even by the most gifted of professional yachting seamen. Unfortunately the author did not live to see the publication of his book, dying on the 12th December 1949 at the age of 82. Illustrated by 8 b/w. photo's. & with facsimiles of his handwritten notes at the head of each chapter. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xi + 163 + 1. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Gilt titles spine (faded) with bright gilt ruling to cloth edge. light fading to cloth spine & some wear to outer corners. Includes index & list of publisher's yachting titles to rear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Ships & the Sea; Yachting; Yacht Racing; Memoirs; late 19th and early 20th centuies; Sports & Pastimes. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4652.
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