KENT, Alexander BOLITHO)
Title: Darkening Sea. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
Publisher:  Heinemann, London, 1993, ISBN:0434388378
Seller ID: 73324
KENT, Alexander. The Darkening Sea . London: Heinemann, (1993). First UK Printing. Pp. (10),1-306,(4). 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine."In this, the twenty-first Richard Bolitho novel, and the chronological se quel to 'Beyond the Reef', Alexander Kent's immensely popular naval hero returns to England after the capture of Martinique, and finds a brief respitefrom war and politics in the arms of his mistress, Lady Catherine Somervel l. But the affairs of nations allow little time for personal happiness, andto his surprise and dismay Bolitho is ordered almost immediately to the In dian Ocean, where the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon as the old enemy, France, forges and uneasy alliance with America and threatens British trade routes." - from the dj. Very minimal bumping to spine ends, previous owner's name inked discretely to ffep (and, oddly enough, oversmall yellow spot), else vg in clean, crisp, unclipped dj. Signed without inscription by Kent on the title page. With complimentary gilt decorated blue faux-leather "Richard Bolitho" bookmark laid in. 70.00