Hornblower and the Atropos.
First edition, first impression. The author’s specially bound personal copy. With the loosely inserted posthumous estate label signed by the author’s great nephew Mr A. S. Troughton-Smith.
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Octavo (180 x 120 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands tooled in gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, all edges gilt. Spine sunned and with a few tiny marks, faint tanning to edges of free endpapers and end leaves. An excellent copy.