With All Dispatch. First American Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: KENT, Alexander BOLITHO)

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KENT, Alexander. With All Dispatch . New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1989). First American Printing. Pp. (14),1-272,(2). 8vo, red cloth spine with blue-grey paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. "It is 1792, and England is peaceful after years of war with France. Hundreds of British officers and seamen, so desperately needed during the war, are now unemployed. Even Richard Bolitho, with his tremendous reputation as a frigate captain, can find work only as a commander of three topsail cutters. His mission: toround up naval deserters, many of whom joined the brutal smuggling gangs p lying their trade between England and France. More powerful than the Royal Navy, the smugglers fearlessly challenge Revenue vessels in open combat, sailing the seas with impunity. But they are not the only threat facing Bolitho and, in fact, all of England. For across the Channel rages the French Revolution, the guillotine not only an instrument of political revenge but a weapon of hate and envy. Unable to convince his superiors of the danger facing them from both the smugglers and the Terror, Bolitho soon discovers he is involved in something more sinister than deserters or petty free-trading." - from the dj. Previous owner's name inked discreetly to ffep, else vg in price-clipped dj. Signed without inscription by Kent on the title page. 50.00

Title: With All Dispatch. First American Edition in dustjacket, Signed

Author Name: KENT, Alexander BOLITHO)

Categories: 41,

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1989, ISBN:0399134301:

Seller ID: 73327

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