First edition, first impression of the second volume in the Aubrey-Maturin series. A lovely copy.
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Octavo. Original light blue boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, edges of boards faded, light dampstain to lower board also slightly affecting top edge of contents and upper edge of cover. Contents clean. An excellent copy in the jacket that is lightly rubbed at the extremities with a few nicks.