London: Michael Joseph, 1964. First Edition. Quarto. pp.140. Bound in publisher's red cloth, with a gilt ship on a black oval ground to front board, gilt titles to spine; pale blue endpapers. Dust wrapper with large titles in red, white, and yellow to front cover and spine, with a map of Hornblower's travels to rear cover; unclipped, originally priced at 30s. Binding shows well, with minor rubbing to corners. Internally clean and free from spotting. Dust wrapper a little rubbed and with some small chips to bottom edges, corners and spine ends. The ulitmate companion to all things Horatio Hornblower, from his earliest days as a seasick midshipman through to the zenith of his admirable career. 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 #44368
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