Venturer Top Secret - Ian F. SimeLondon, Edinburgh, Paris, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Toronto & New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., 1961, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good - in Poor Dustwrapper. Unlaminated dustwrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the spine ends, corners and edges. Price Clipped. Pages deeply tanned by age with spotting to the edges of the text block. Prize plate to the pastedown.
From the cover: “The author of this magnificent sea story is in the direct tradition of Dana, of Marryat, of Conrad. As we sail aboard the schooner Venturer, with the boys (yes, boys) working her on her grim wartime passage north to south, we feel ‘the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking’. And as if this was not thrilling enough, remember that the most vital purpose of the voyage was TOP SECRET. Only, secrets sometimes leak out…”