Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1939
Seller ID: 008094
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Good Plus
Original grey cloth on boards. Hinges cracked. No writing. The first volume, complete in itself, of a very popular 3-volume set. "Beat to Quarters" is a traditional command which requires sailors to drop whatever they are doing and report to their assigned stations, whether for battle or other emergency. The original title, The Happy Return, tells of Captain Hornblower's mission to Nicaragua in 1808 to supply a local landowner with muskets and powder to fight the Spanish, who are aligned with Napoleon. A few twists and turns later, Hornblower meets a love interest. And that's ano... View More...