First published in 1978 a historical maritime adventure featuring Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin, who are bound for Australia with a cargo of convicts, among them a beautiful but dangerous spy and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. By the author of HMS SURPRISE and POST CAPTAIN.
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Captain Bligh (yes, the guy from the Bounty) needs to be rescued, and the Royal Navy has the perfect man for the job: Captain Jack Aubrey. With his friend and cloak-and-dagger expert Stephen Maturin in tow, Aubrey sets off for Australia. Several factors, including an attractive spy and a small-scale epidemic, conspire to change his plans, and before long his frigate is being pursued into Antarctic waters by a Dutch man-of-war. Five installments into the series, the Aubrey-Maturin story remains (to quote The Observer) "the best thing afloat since Horatio Hornblower."From the Inside Flap:
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The 5th novel in Patrick O'Brian's hugely successful Aubrey/Maturin Series
Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy--and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the under-manned, out-gunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic where, in mountainous seas, the Duthman closes...
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, London, United Kingdom, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 2nd Edition. Second British edition, second printing, 1998. With original unclipped jacket (£16.99). Jacket has very minor patchy shelf wear/light creasing to edges (not major) and a couple of small light marks to reverse (white side) which do not show through when on book. Boards are near fine with a hint of pushing/rubbing to head/tail of spine (nothing much). Pages are generally clean and the binding is tight. Pages slightly tanned. Couple of tiny marks to top of a few pages. No other faults. A nice copy. All books described honestly and accurately. Paypal accepted. Bookseller Inventory # 002912
Book Description Harper Collins, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Blue boards with gilt titles to the spine. Clean pages. Jacket is price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 5557
Book Description Collins, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Olive boards with gilt titles to the spine. Clean pages. Jacket is not price clipped. 1989 edition. Bookseller Inventory # 6189
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. presumed uk 1st ed. FFEP & Printers page missing altho ISBN on back dj 4 prev novels listed,£4.95 net on dj,dj intact pages clean-Immediate despatch from uk 6 days a week. Bookseller Inventory # 6079
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. 3/4" by 1/2" sticker stain on first page, price clipped, slight discoloration, perfectly readable and intact. Bookseller Inventory # 058816
Book Description Collins, London, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. With previous owner's name on the title page, otherwise this is a VG, or better, hardcover first edition copy in a VG mylar protected DJ, that is price clipped, brown spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 079305
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2776832128
Book Description William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First edition. Hardcover with very slightly tanned spine ends. Dust jacket has lightly faded spine and a few superficial scores. Age spotting to head of page block. Pages are clean, binding is sound, and text remains clear throughout. T. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 305352
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1St Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0002221454
Book Description William Collins, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good/fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Ed.. Typical ex-library; some stains here & there, cocked spine, old sticky-tape marks on cover, new EPs. DJ looks pretty good; no tears, stamps or stains. Please contact bookseller for correct postage. Size: 21.5 x 14.5cm. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 000369