London: Michael Joseph, 1945. [Naval adventure] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.271; . Publisher's yellow cloth with silver titles to spine, in striking Barbosa-designed dust-wrapper priced at 9/6. Dusty top edge else book is near fine. Jacket sunned to spine, some rubbing and a couple of short tears. Very good. The fourth book in the Horatio Hornblower series; The Admiralty puts Hornblower in command of a squadron and sends him on a diplomatic and military mission to the Baltic, his primary aim to bring Russia into the war against Napoleon. Item #51937
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