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CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Sword : Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812. New York : The Viking Press, (1983). First AmericanPrinting. Pp. (4),-317,(1). With a double-leaf map. 8vo, tan cloth spin e with cream cloth boards, copper-coloured lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "Richard Sharpe is once again at war, a war against Napoleon that depends not only on military strength and tactics, but on forces of cunning, cruelty, and secret intelligence. In Sharpe's Sword, the fourth novel in Bernard Cornwell's exciting series, and the richest, most surprising and suspenseful to date, the setting is the elegant medieval city of Salamanca in western Spain, and here Cornwell weaves aweb of captivating intrigue, with Sharpe at the center facing enemies know n and unknown. Colonel Leroux, working under direct orders from Napoleon, is a formidable enemy indeed. Trapped within the British-occupied city, thisassassin, a master of disguise and of the sword, is fixed upon El Mirador, code name for the spymaster whose identity must remain a secret even to Sh arpe, the protector. The lowborn Rifleman is thrust into an aristocraic world inhabitated by La Marquesa, an irrestistibly beautiful temptress whose embrace is as calculating as it is passionate; by 'Crazy Jack' Spears, a rakish officer whose dissolute charm masks a deadly corruption; and by Father Curtis, an Irish priest uncommonly active in secular affairs." - from the dj. Very good in very lightly top-edge-nicked, unclipped dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Cornwell on the title page. As far as Sharpe firsts go, this volume is among the scarcest. 2,000.00
Title: Sharpe's Sword : Richard Sharpe and the Salamanca Campaign, June and July 1812. First American Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
Publisher: Viking Press, New York, 1983, ISBN:0670639419:
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