London: Michael Joseph, 1937-67. [Naval fiction / Historical Fiction] ALL FIRST EDITIONS. Eleven volumes, octavos (19 x 13 x 33cm). The full series, bound uniformly in recent blue half morocco, gilt titles to spines with gilt ship and anchor motif, blue marbled paper-covered boards, top edges gilt. Light and occasional spotting, one volume in a fractionally darker skin. A clean, near fine set. Chronicling the maritime adventures of the fictional Napoleonic War–era Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower. The final volume 'Hornblower and the Crisis' comprises the last, unfinished novel and two short stories appearing in a book-form edition for the first time. Item #55005
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