O'BRIAN, Patrick. Post Captain. London: Collins, 1972.
8vo. Original pale blue cloth in dustwrapper; pp.414; very good, with minor wear to head of spine.
The second historical novel in the Aubrey–Maturin series. Rather unusually for a seafaring novel, much of the story is set on land. This, combined with the strong theme of romance throughout the plot, has lead some to believe that Post Captain is O'Brian's tribute to Jane Austen, one of his favourite authors.