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The Challenge. 1983.
Sydney and London: Lyon Productions, 1984. xii, 310 pp. b/w ills. in text, color plates, some tipped in. This piece of nonsense is the height of... I don't know what it's the height of. It recounts, with the aid of striking color photographs, "Australia II's" stunning defeat of Dennis Connor and "Liberty," coming down to a hard-fought and very dramatic seventh race. Fair enough, mate. But the presentation of this tale is totally over the top. The book (#505 in a limited edition of 1000 copies) is bound in full black morocco with gilt lettering and raised bands, and housed in a velvet-lined camphor wood box with a brass title plate on its front. To top off the kitschy presentation, the kit comes with a pair of white gloves so that the precious object may be handled without soiling it. And all this time I thought the Aussies were regular blokes. Fine condition, with gloves and box
      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co. ]
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