A novel of stark, unrelenting realism, forged out of the immediate experience of World War II at sea. No phony heroics, no stiff upper lips. It has become a classic in its time.A novel of stark, unrelenting realism, forged out of the immediate experience of World War II at sea. No phony heroics, no stiff upper lips. It has become a classic in its time.Read Less
Fair. Hardcover. Very heavy wear, tear, discolouration and fraying on cover. No dustjacket. Pages tanned. Several pages have been curled. Cover worn. Reading copy. All orders are dispatched within 1 working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we are dedicated to recycling unwanted books on behalf of a number of UK charities who benefit from added revenue through the sale of their books plus huge savings in waste disposal. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1946. 278 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards. Tightly bound bright pages with light tanning to text block edge and endpapers. FFEP displays previous owner's inscription. Moderately stained, creased, blemished and soiled boards with rubbing, scuffing and surface wear. Moderate edge rubbing, scuffing and wear with light corner bumping.
Good. No Dustjacket. 1948. 278 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth boards. There is light tanning to pages throughout book. Firm binding. Light rubbing across boards. Scuffs along edges of boards and to the headbands.
Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo. 278pp, plan of a destroyer. Short personal note and small section of black marker on the front flyleaf. Blue cloth boards, foxed in places and heavily faded at the spine. A ficitonal account of the author's five months at sea on the Murmansk run in World War II.
Good. No Dustjacket. 1948. 178 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth cover. Clean but yellowed pages with no markings or annotations. Tanned end papers. Moderate wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners. Tanning to the spine and boards.
Good in GOOD jacket. 1948. 276 pages. Yellow dust jacket over green boards. Tanned, clean pages with bright copy and firm binding. Moderate foxing to the endpapers and fore-edge. Boards rubbed with average shelf-wear to edges. Spine is sunned and bumped but text remains clear. Fair wear to tanned and rubbed dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to the spine, edges and corners.
8vo., Fourth Impression, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter mildly age-soiled, rubbed at fold-ins and with minor loss (just affecting lettering) at tail of backstrip. Fictionalised but accurate account of the author's five months in a destroyer on the Murmansk run. Generally considered one of the finest accounts of life at sea; certainly a minor classic of WWII. Published two months after the first edition. All early impressions are scarce in this condition, especially in the dustwrapper. Law, 1062 (recording the first edition of 1944).
8vo., handsomely bound in navy blue full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, uncut, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Fictionalised but accurate account of the author's five months in a destroyer on the Murmansk run. Generally considered one of the finest accounts of life at sea; certainly a minor classic of WWII. Law, 1062 (recording the first edition of the same year).
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