New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1973.
First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. 8 1/4" X 5 3/4". 255pp. A touch of edgewear, dust spotting, and foxing at fold-overs to unclipped pictorial dust jacket, featuring the author smoking a pipe to rear panel. Very shallow chipping to head of spine. Dust jacket folded slightly askew by binder. Blue cloth over boards, with seagulls stamped in gilt to upper board and spine lettered in kind. Mild edgewear to binding, with small spot, possibly ink, to edge of spine. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A quite handsome first American printing of this skillful novel of men at war by naval writer Douglas Reeman. Very good / very good. Item #3440