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The Commodore [alt. title Commodore Hornblower] by  C.S FORESTER - First Edition - [1945] - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and

The Commodore [alt. title Commodore Hornblower]


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London: Michael Joseph Ltd, [1945]. First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo (19cm.); publisher's cloth in orange pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; 271pp. General shelf wear to jacket extremities, spine faded to yellow, light dust-soil and two faint crease lines to upper panel, small closed tear at top edge of rear panel not approaching text, rear panel a hint wrinkled, else Near Very Good overall. A Horatio Hornblower novel, published in the United States as "Commodore Hornblower."


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