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DESOLATION ISLAND.

O'Brian, Patrick.

ISBN 10: 081282590X / ISBN 13: 9780812825909
Published by STEIN & DAY., NY, 1979
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First American Edition. Close to near fine in a like DJ. (Light trace of foxing at top edge. A few spots of faint soiling at edges, including a slight trace at upper edge of front board. Faint offsetting on pages 286-87. Several moderate tears in dust jacket that appear hardly noticeable on reverse. Couple faint strips of damping at edges on interior of DJ. ) FIFTH book in the Aubrey-Maturin series. Bookseller Inventory # 311732

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Title: DESOLATION ISLAND.

Publisher: STEIN & DAY., NY

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Aboard a frigate crossing the stormy Atlantic, Jack, Aubrey and his friend Stephen Maturin, a saturnine Irish physician, become involved with a beautiful American woman being transported to Australia for espionage.

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Captain Bligh (yes, the guy from the Bounty) needs to be rescued, and the Royal Navy has the perfect man for the job: Captain Jack Aubrey. With his friend and cloak-and-dagger expert Stephen Maturin in tow, Aubrey sets off for Australia. Several factors, including an attractive spy and a small-scale epidemic, conspire to change his plans, and before long his frigate is being pursued into Antarctic waters by a Dutch man-of-war. Five installments into the series, the Aubrey-Maturin story remains (to quote The Observer) "the best thing afloat since Horatio Hornblower."

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