London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1938. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Octavo. Published one day prior to the first separate trade edition of A Ship of the Line. SIGNED BY C. S. FORESTER ON A SPECIAL BOOKPLATE DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR THE BOOK SOCIETY BY REX WHISTLER. The Book Society also published this book in conjunction with Michael Joseph. 284pp., bound in green cloth lettered in silver, spine lettering silver. Bookseller ticket of Henry Sotheran Ltd on front pastedown. A lovely copy, near fine without dust jacket. Whistler designed only 16 book plates during his career. This bookplate was specially designed for this title with the title printed below the image of a man reading at his desk in his library and signed by Forester beneath the title. No copies of this first first appear in the auction record. (Inventory #: 4663)
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