O'Brian, Patrick: The Nutmeg of Consolation. First Edition/First Printing.« back
This is a first edition and first printing of The Nutmeg of Consolation by Patrick O'Brian, published by Collins in 1991.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
Patrick O'Brian is regarded by many as the greatest living historical novelist writing in English. In The Nutmeg of Consolation, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin begin stranded on an uninhabited island in the Dutch East Indies, attacked by ferocious Malay pirates. They contrive their escape, but after a stay in Batavia and a change of ship, they are caught up in a night chase in the fiercely tidal waters and then embroiled in the much more insidious conflicts of the terrifying penal settlements of New South Wales. It is one of O'Brian's most accomplished and gripping books.