Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1961.
First Edition. Hardcover. 9 1/2" X 6 3/8". xvi, 495pp. Moderate edgewear to unclipped pictorial dust jacket, with chipping to tail of spine, scattered rubbing, small closed tears to edges, and heavy sunning and toning to rear panel. Red cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Mild edgewear to binding, with light scattered rubbing. Pictorial endpapers featuring the track of Commodore Anson's Squadron. Foxing to edges of text block and occasionally to pages throughout. A solid and quite handsome first printing of this "towering novel of the sea" that recreates the renowned world-encircling voyage of George Anson in the 1740s (front flap). Very good / good +. Item #3367