London: Collins, 1973. First printing. Hardcover. 318 pp. Bound in textured light brown cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Price of £2.50 on front flap of dust jacket. The third book in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Very Good / Very Good. Item #00004393
Very Good book with a bookplate on the front pastedown, a few small spots of minor discoloration to the fore-edge, and light wear to the edges of the boards in a Very Good lightly edge-worn dust jacket with a few tiny chips to the top and bottom of the spine panel.