Edition: First printing.
New York: Ives Washburn, (1963) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set among the Quaker whalers living on Nantucket Island when the Revolutionary war began. As Stackpole notes in his introduction, due to its location 30 miles off the coast of Massachusetts, when "war came, with a suddenness for which the islanders were unprepared, it brought a time of strain and sorrow in which a peaceful community was split by conflicting loyalties." INSCRIBED on the frontispiece and underneath Stackpole's signature is the notation "Curator of the Nantucket Folger Museum." Double page map. 306 pp. Jacket and map by Charles Greer.
Condition: Near fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (a bit of fading to the edges of the boards) in a very good dust jacket with one short closed tear, light edgewear. Original price of 4.95 still present on dj flap.