The Wine Dark Sea by Patrick O'Brian 1st / 1st 1993
First edition and first print published by Collins in 1993. This is a very good ++ copy. The wrapper has very mild wear to the odd corner and to the spine ends and is price clipped. The book has rubbing to a couple of corners and to the spine ends. There is no foxing or previous owners ink. The pages have started to brown with age. Overall a very good ++ copy.
At the opening of a voyage filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in pursuit of a privateer sailing under American colours through the Great South Sea. Stephen's objective is to set the revolutionary tinder in South America ablaze to relieve the pressure on the British government which has blundered into war with the young and uncomfortably vigourous United States