Notes: The seventh Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novel, featuring a dramatic chase through the foggy Grand Banks. 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). A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. A lovely copy with no fading to the red lettering on the spine.
Publication: London: Collins, 1980.
Item No: #307587