(London): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1992). First edition. SIGNED BY O'BRIAN on title page. The third of a five-novel circumnavigation of the globe, this one set during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. Other novels in this voyage include The Thirteen Gun Salute, The Nutmeg of Consolation, The Wine-Dark Sea, and The Commodore. Faint spot on fore edge otherwise bright and fine in bright, fine dust jacket. From the collection of sports writer Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman with his penciled notations on rear endpaper.