SHIP OF THE LINE. C. S. Forester, pseudonym for Cecil Louis Troughton Smith.


Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1938. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-3] 4-323 [324: blank], original blue cloth, front and spine stamped in gold and white, fore edge uncut, bottom edge rough cut, top edge stained red. First edition. The second published Horatio Hornblower novel. Sea adventure during the Napoleanic wars. The character is the basis for a film with Gregory Peck and a later television film series. Light fade to cloth edge, fade to spine panel with some of the gold lettering dulled, a very good copy in a good to very good price clipped dust jacket with shelf wear and rubbing to edges, small closed tear and small chip to upper front panel, 26 mm closed tear to lower front panel, mild loss along head of spine panel, shallow loss to base of spine panel. (24741). Item #24741

Price: $200.00