London: Michael Joseph, 1953. [Naval Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.302; . Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the colour-illustrated dust-jacket by Val Biro, priced at 12/6. Book is clean, jacket with bruising, some chips and tears, strengthened with tape to reverse side Shows well. A very good copy. 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 #56013
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