London: Hutchinson, 1978. [Naval Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.256. Maps to light blue endpapers. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by Chris Mayger, priced at £4.50. Spotting to edges; a little bruising to jacket edges. Near fine. September 1800: Richard Bolito, newly appointed rear-admiral, assumes command of his own squadron - but, as the cruel demands of war spread from Europe to the Baltic, he soon realizes that his experience, gained in the line of battle, has ill-prepared him for the intricate maneouvring of power politics. Item #54034
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