London: Hutchinson and Co. 1971. [Naval saga] FIRST EDITION, Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.384. Publisher's dark brown cloth in a handsome pictorial dustjacket depicting the 'Battle of the Nile', engraved by Robert Pollard from a painting by Nicholas Pocock. Front and back endpapers are decorated with the map of Spain. An excellent copy, just a hint of a lean and a touch of dust to the top, otherwise fine in fine dust-jacket. Classic naval fiction; It is April 1797, Falmouth Bay, and returning home after 18 months' continuous service, Flag Captain Richard Bolitho finds himself at the centre of the Great Mutiny crisis. Item #24043
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