H. M. S. SURPRISE.
Edition: First US printing.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third book in the Aubrey - Maturin series, set in the Indian Ocean in the early 1800's. Striking wrap-around dustjacket painting by George Sottung. ISBN: 0-397-009984.
Condition: Near fine in a good+ dustjacket (prev owner's stamp embossed on the front endpaper, some light signs of wear to the dustjacket at the ends of the spine and corner folds, closed tear at upper edge of front cover with associated creasing, but overall a tight and attractive copy of this uncommon book.)