London: Michael Joseph 1946. [Naval Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Crown Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.224. In publisher's mid-brown cloth with silver-gilt titles to spine. Dust-wrapper designed by Rowland Hilder priced at 9/6. Light spotting to edges, jacket crisp and bright. An unquestionably fine copy. 'The Admiral's face was grim as he gave Commodore Hornblower his orders. Hornblower knows he must not fail. Yet neither man dreamt, on that windy autumn day in 1813, that the mission would result in a peerage - and a death sentence - for Horatio Hornblower'. Item #51406
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