Newby's quest for the unknown has inspired him to travel down rivers and through swamps and deserts - but journeys across darked Hammersmith and down London's sewers have been every bit as much of an adventure.
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Eric Newby was born in London in 1919. In 1938, he joined the four-masted Finnish barque Moshulu as an apprentice and sailed in the last Grain Race from Australia to Europe, by way of Cape Horn. During World War II, he served in the Black Watch and the Special Boat Section. In 1942, he was captured and remained a prisoner-of-war until 1945. He subsequently married the girl who helped him to escape, and for the next fifty years, his wife Wanda was at his side on many adventures. After the war, he worked in the fashion business and book publishing but always travelled on a grand scale, sometimes as the Travel Editor for the Observer. He was made CBE in 1994 and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the British Guild of Travel Writers in 2001. Eric Newby died in 2006.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002790029
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Book Description Collins., London., 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. 302pp, illustrations, owners inscription. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 10240
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Book Description Collins, 1982. 0002118742, 1982. 1st edn. 8vo. Original gilt lettered brown cloth (some faint spotting on top edge - otherwise near Fine), dustwrapper (Fine, not price clipped). Pp. 302, illus with b&w photos (no inscriptions). Bookseller Inventory # 112208
Book Description Collins, 1982, 1982. HARDBACK first edition in jacket. Both Very Good. Jacket has one tiny tear and book is slightly cocked. No inscriptions, not ex lib. A very nice clean, tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000885
Book Description Collins, 1982. Hardback with dust wrapper. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Some overall wear. Lean to spine. 303pp. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 718070
Book Description Collins, 1982, 1982. 1st edition, hardback, 8vo, 302pp, illustrated, owner's name on endpaper, text clean and tight, Very Good / Very Good dustwrapper. ISBN: 0002118742. Bookseller Inventory # 660468
Book Description Collins, London, 1982. hard Cover, 8vo, first edition. Book condition: Good. Ex library used cover with a slant. Clean interior. Dust jacket: Good. In protective cover. Not Clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 016303
Book Description Collins, London, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publishers pictorial dustjacket which is price-clipped. There is light edge-wear to the dustjacket corners and the paper is uniformly cream. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. 302pp. Illustrated with b/w plates. Acknowledgements. Overall, this is a Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Very Good Plus' copy. "This work is an elegant travel account by the iconic Eric Newby." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 112047