Hornblower in the West Indies.
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 (190 x 125 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 but gilt still bright, tiny glue stain to lower edge of front pastedown, free endpapers, edges of prelims and end leaves tanned. An excellent copy.