POPE, Dudley RAMAGE
Title: Ramage's Prize. 1st UK in dj.
Publisher:  Alison Press / Secker and Warburg, London, 1974,
Seller ID: 73766
POPE, Dudley. Ramage's Prize. A novel. London: Alison Press / Secker and Warburg, (1974). First UK Printing. Pp. (8),1-344. Illustrated with maps. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. The fifth novel in Pope's "Ramage" series. "At the peak of the war against Bonaparte's France a vital link in the Admiralty's communications with the West Indies is inexplicably cut.The elegant Post Office packets, specially designed for speed, are not arr iving at Falmouth. Whitehall and the merchant community are starved of invormation, as crucial a commodity in this bitter conflict as powder and shot.Meanwhile Lieutenant Nicholas Ramage, fuming with impatience, is ashore in Jamaica waiting for his next posting. Tracing the reasons for the mysterio us disappearance of the Post vessels in a million square miles of ocean will be difficult, hazardous, and possibly suuicidal, but Ramage's superiors regard him as expendable: the mission is his. Ramage sets out to track down the cause of these sinister losses - is it treachery, privateers or a new French secret weapon?" - from the dj. Vg-fine in clean, crisp, unclipped dj.50.00