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The Unknown Shore by  Patrick O'BRIAN - First American Edition - 1995 - from Bluebird Books (SKU: 80522)

The Unknown Shore

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The Unknown Shore

by O'BRIAN, Patrick

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Condition
Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
ISBN 10
0393038599
ISBN 13
9780393038590
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New York: W. W. Norton & Company. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1995. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0393038599 . Stated First American Edition, 1995 of the author's work of historical fiction, which describes aspects of the wreck of HMS Wager off the coast of Chile in 1741. The harrowing aftermath of the wreck included mutiny, bloodshed and attempts by crew members to somehow survive and return to Britain. --- In blue paper-covered boards backed in beige cloth; spine titling in blue. Dust jacket features striking wrap-around color painting by Geoff Hunt. --- With a faint bit of soiling to cloth, otherwise a bright, clean, newish copy. Unclipped jacket with a small tear near tail of spine, else bright and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 313 pages .

Synopsis

The Unknown Shore is a novel published in 1959 by Patrick O'Brian. It is the story of two friends, Jack Byron and Tobias Barrow who sail aboard HMS Wager as part of Anson's 1740 expedition. The midshipman Byron and somewhat unworldly surgeon's mate Barrow are prototypes for Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin who appear in many of O'Brian's later novels.

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bookseller
Bluebird Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
80522
Title
The Unknown Shore
Author
O'BRIAN, Patrick
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0393038599
ISBN 13
9780393038590
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1995
Keywords
0393038599
Bookseller catalogs
>>England, UK and UK History;

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Bluebird Books is the bookselling business of Eric Mayer, operating from my base in Littleton, Colorado. I specialize in classic fiction and literature, books on birds and natural history, railroadiana, biography, history and many other genres. Bluebird Books features publications by the Modern Library and Everyman's Library. I offer free shipping on books shipped within the US via USPS Media Mail. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I recommend that you use Biblio.com for your international orders because they have formed a partnership with Asendia to allow for much more affordable shipping on parcels weighing under 5 lb. (about 2.26 kg).

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jacket
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octavo
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tail
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