Lot Details & Additional Photographs
(Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1964), being "An Atlas and Personal Commentary on the Writing of the Horatio Hornblower Saga, with Illustrations and Maps by Samuel Bryan," 4to (10 in.), 149 pp., burgundy linen with a gold foil rendering of H.M.S. Lydia
on the cover, which retains its jacket; the book consists of Forester's learned comments on each of Horatio Hornblower's campaigns, which are augmented with thirty (30) pen and ink full page maps having relevant vignettes in the margins. Of the thirty maps, we offer three of the artist's original boards (18-1/2 x 14-3/8 in.) with tissue overlays bearing editorial instructions. Included are Map 17 (The Mediterranean with the Track of the Atropos
); Map 22 (Second Engagement Between Lydia
); Map 28 (Riga).
Private North Carolina collection
The book has been well cared for and its sleeved jacket has only the lightest marginal soiling and two 1/4-in edge splits; the map boards show minor signs of handling; overall very good to fine condition.