Sailing Alone Around the World
by Captain Joshua Slocum
The most detailed and celebrated autobiographical account of a solo circumnavigation of the globe in the age of sail. Slocum, a naturalized American, designed, built, provisioned, and skippered his small sloop, the Spray, around the world in 1895-1898. The book chronicles every facet of the voyage from technical specifics of the ship and supplies to lively accounts of the people and places Slocum visited along his 46,000-mile journey.
Sailing Alone was, in its own time, a very popular book, and it remains so today, having been reprinted many times throughout the 20th century. However, this is the first high-quality facsimile reproduction to date, faithfully reproducing the original text, art, and striking cover of the rare first edition.
Includes: One plate, 40 line drawings, schematical appendix, two tables, and detailed Table of Contents.
"[T]his Regatta reprinting comes closer to the 1900 Century edition than anything I have ever seen before. [It is] a faithful reproduction, complete with the legendary illustrations by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian, and including the bluish cloth cover with the type and an anchor stamped in silver and two seahorses in green. It costs a lot more than [other] versions [now in print], but the reproduction, especially of the illustrations, is vastly superior.
"I'm [also] happy to say that every bit of Slocum's phrasing is in the Regatta edition as the Century, and therefore it is magnificently the same."
---Peter H. Spectre, WoodenBoat