First US edition. With the author’s signed presentation inscription to the binder’s front blank “To Mr. A. R. W. Robertson gratefully for kindness received in British Guinea, from C. S. Forester.”
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Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. Some leaves lightly foxed, an excellent copy in a fine binding.