Very nice book with a very respectable dust jacket. Book is bumped lightly at the spine ends, text edges are very lightly soiled, and the front end paper is marked very lightly with a very small image of a ladybug. Jacket shows light edgewear and rubbing with very light bumping at the spine ends. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Memories are short of HMS Royston - they have to be. As mother ship to a battered, war-torn bunch of MTBs she must carry out her vital role whatever the conditions, whatever the risks. Sub-Lieutenant Royce's predecessor has only been dead forty-eight hours, and already the crew has forgotten him. Now with only three months' sea-experience behind him, Royce must learn the job the hard way - in the tough school of combat.
About the Author: Douglas Reeman did convoy duty in the navy in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty bestselling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.
Title: A Prayer for the Ship
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group, The
Publication Date: 1973
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Putnam, 1973. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0399111395-2-4
Book Description New York 1973, Putnam's, first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, VG/VG CONDITION, 255 pages. During World War II Britain's Royal Navy was called upon to perform countless deeds which, looked back upon from the distance of a quarter century, seem like small miracles. One of the most hard-pressed branches of the Navy was that known impressively as the Light Coastal Forces—actually a motley fleet consisting of motor torpedo boats and gunboats crewed by men who a brief time before had been England's amateur sailors.Now they nightly carried the war to the enemy in his own territory in a dangerous campaign fought against overwhelming odds and a prepared and merciless foe.Like many before and after him, Clive Royce was to know the bitterness of defeat and the temporary elation of success in the new and hazardous world in which he found himself. When he was confronted with the reality of leadership, under a series of terrifying circumstances, his consciousness of the demand on what he felt to be his limited ability proved too great and drove him almost to the breaking point and disaster. The story of his struggle and the clash of personalities about Clive, as his frail flotilla fights one desperate battle after another for mastery of the Narrow Seas, will make the reader realize how small was the margin between success and failure.Here is another skillfully executed novel of men at war, full of vivid action, by the outstanding naval writer now at work. Seller Inventory # 31903
Book Description G P Putnam's Sons, New York, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by John Smith dj art (illustrator). First US Edition; First Printing. Slight wear; Dust Jacket 1/2" tear bottom rear panel, otherwise slight wear. Crisp hardcover. ; Striking John Smith dust jacket art. "One of the most-pressed branches of the Navy was that known impressively as the Light Coastal Forces - actually a motley fleet consisting of motor torpedo boats and gunboats crewed by men who a brief time before had been England's amateur sailors. Now they nightly carried the war to the enemy in his own territory in a dangerous campaign fought against overwhelming odds and a prepared and merciless foe." Nice copy of the First Edition, First Printing in Dust Jacket of Reeman's WW2 naval combat novel. ; 254 pages. Seller Inventory # 12412
Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First American Edition, 1st Printing. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. 8 1/4" X 5 3/4". 255pp. A touch of edgewear, dust spotting, and foxing at fold-overs to unclipped pictorial dust jacket, featuring the author smoking a pipe to rear panel. Very shallow chipping to head of spine. Dust jacket folded slightly askew by binder. Blue cloth over boards, with seagulls stamped in gilt to upper board and spine lettered in kind. Mild edgewear to binding, with small spot, possibly ink, to edge of spine. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A quite handsome first American printing of this skillful novel of men at war by naval writer Douglas Reeman. Seller Inventory # 3440
Book Description Putnam, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0399111395
Book Description Putnam, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020399111395
Book Description Putnam, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010399111395
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Book Description Putnam, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0399111395
Book Description Putnam, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110399111395