London: Michael Joseph, 1953. [Naval Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Crown Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.302. In publisher's mid-brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. Pictorial dust jacket by Biro featuring an illustration of a British frigate. Trivial wear. An unquestionably fine copy in exceptional condition. Following the funeral of Admiral Nelson, Horatio Hornblower is posted to HMS Atropos, the smallest vessel in the Royal Navy, on a mission to recover treasure from the Mediterranean Sea. Item #51405
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