(London): The British Library, (1999). First edition thus: O'Brian's first two books originally published under his given name "Richard Patrick Russ" in 1930 and 1938, respectively. With a new introduction by the author. Number 23 of 250 copies SIGNED BY O'BRIAN (there were an additional 750 copies unsigned). Quarter leather pictorial boards housed in publisher's red cloth slipcase with label. Fine.