London: Michael Joseph, (1938). First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Near Fine. This copy issued one day before the stand alone issue of Flying Colours. Original green cloth, lettered in silver. The jacket is complete. The dust jacket for this copy has had minimal archival repair, mostly to remove tape from the verso. The book is now very clean and bright. At the half-title is affixed a "Book Society" book plate signed by Forester. A beautiful copy of two classic Hornblower novels.