Mr. Midshipman Hornblower.
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 115 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, gilt rule to compartments, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, raised bands tooled in gilt, all edges gilt. Spine sunned but gilt still bright, tanning to edges of free endpapers. An excellent copy.