To The Bitter End . 1st UK, in dj, signed

By: PALLISER, Marcus

Price: $85.00

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PALLISER, Marcus. To The Bitter End. London : William Heinemann, 2001. First UK Printing. Pp (8),9-341,(3). Two-page map. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Third of the three Matthew Stalbone novels. "The year is 1708 and Matthew Loftus has come a long way since his humble beginnings as an orphan in Whitby. Now a fur trader sailing the Newfoundland coast, he wantsto put his skirmishes with privateers and pirates behind him. After a succ essful season's trading, he is heading for home: the small Newfoundland colony of Esperantia. Then his old adversary the English Navy sails into the bay. Placing Esperantia under iuts protection, the Navy forces Matthew to sail a perilous rescue mission to the icy reaches of Hudson's Bay in the far north. But he discovers another agenda lies behind his journey - to foil the ambitions of the French. In the ensuing clash Matthew escapes with his life but not his ship. He must navigate his own way back through the hostile waters of the Canadian coast and sail to the rescue of the people of Esperantia." - from the dj. Fine in fine unclipped dust-jacket. (Jacket has both UK and Canadian prices). Signed (without inscription) by Palliser on the title-page. 85.00

Title: To The Bitter End . 1st UK, in dj, signed

Author Name: PALLISER, Marcus

Categories: 70,

Publisher: William Heinemann, London, 2001,:

Seller ID: 82290

Keywords: NAUTICAL NEWFOUNDLAND CANADA BRITISH ENGLISH FICTION FUR TRADE,