London: Collins, 1978. First UK Edition. First Impression (and correct First), preceding the American edition by one year. Octavo; light gray paper over boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 276pp. Tiny sticker shadow at center of front endpaper, else Fine in a price-clipped, else very Near Fine dustjacket with some faint spotting to flap edges. A very presentable copy of the fifth Jack Aubrey novel, notably absent the usual sunning to spine.