Forester, C.S: Lieutenant Hornblower. First Edition/First Printing« back
This is a first edition and first printing of Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester, published by Michael Joseph in 1952.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Very Good condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
In this gripping tale of turmoil and triumph on the high seas, Horatio Hornblower emerges from his apprenticeship as midshipman to face new responsibilities thrust upon him by the fortunes of war between Napoleon and Spain. Enduring near-mutiny, bloody hand-to-hand combat with Spanish seamen, deck-splintering sea battles, and the violence and horror of life on the fighting ships of the Napoleonic Wars, the young lieutenant distinguishes himself in his first independent command. He also faces an adventure unique in his experience: Maria.