Notes: The eighth Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novel, set in treacherous waters off the Greek Isles. O'Brian's series of meticulously detailed nautical novels set during the early 19th century set a high bar for historical fiction.
The middle novels of the 20-book series are some of the scarcest first editions in the series.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). Noticeable foxing to jacket flaps and the endpapers, thus very good in a very good dust jacket. Spine is unfaded.
Publication: London: Collins, 1981.
Item No: #307586