Michael Joseph, London, 1948. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. 219. Publisher's red cloth, gilt titles. Moderately used; a very good copy in similar dustwrapper, a little rubbed and chipped to extremities, price clipped. Shows well. C.S. Forester was awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both the Hornblower novels 'A Ship of the Line' and 'Flying Colours'. The Prize was founded in memory of a partner in the publishing house of A. & C. Black Ltd., and is one of the oldest and most prestigious book awards in Britain. Item #37567
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