London: Michael Joseph, 1937-67. [Naval fiction / Historical Fiction] ALL FIRST EDITIONS. Eleven volumes bound as ten, octavos (19 x 13 x 33cm). The complete series, bound uniformly in recent navy blue half morocco, twin red morocco title labels lettered in gilt, with gilt 'tall ship' motif, blue marbled paper-covered boards, top edges gilt. Very light and occasional spotting, etc., exteriors unmarked. Overall a fine set. Chronicling the maritime adventures of the fictional Napoleonic War–era Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower. The final volume 'Hornblower and the Crisis' comprises the last, unfinished novel and two short stories appearing in a book-form edition for the first time. Item #57328
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