Lieutenant Hornblower. C. S. FORESTER.

Lieutenant Hornblower.

London: Michael Joseph, 1952. [Naval fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.304. Publisher's mid-blue cloth, pictorial Val Biro designed dust-wrapper. Book is near fine, jacket with two chips and some abrasion to the fore-edge, rear panel with some red staining to foot, the red spine lettering remains strong. Overall a very good copy that shows well. Lieutenant Hornblower emerges from his apprenticeship as a midshipman, to the new responsibilities thrust upon him by the fortunes of war between Napoleon and Spain. Enduring near-mutiny, bloody hand-to-hand combat with Spanish seamen, deck-splintering sea battles, and the violence and horrors of life on the fighting ships of the Napoleonic Wars, the young lieutenant distinguishes himself in his first independent command. Item #51933

Price: £75.00

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