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Birds of Prey

Smith, Wilbur

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ISBN 10: 0312157916 / ISBN 13: 9780312157913
Published by St Martins Press, New York, 1997
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st US Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate on half-title page (signature only). $25.95 price present on DJ flap. Bookseller Inventory # 022412

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Title: Birds of Prey

Publisher: St Martins Press, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

In 1667, Sir Francis Courteney and his son, Hal, voyage from the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa to the Great Horn of Ethiopia, as they and their crew attempt to seize one of the treasure-laden galleons of the Dutch East India Company en route from the Orient. 200,000 first printing.

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Look up "classic adventure novel" in the dictionary and you'll find the strong and capable features of South Africa's own Wilbur Smith, who--in books as varied and enjoyable as River God, The Seventh Scroll, When the Lion Feeds, and The Diamond Hunters--displays an awesome storytelling ability. His latest is one of his best efforts: a richly detailed story of war and piracy on the high seas in 1667, 150 years before Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey and Maturin books.

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