Published by Collins, London: 1981. 8vo. This excellent 1st edition of the first book to be written in the Sharpe series is in Very Fine condition, appearing unread and in perfect condition. Tightly bound in it's original boards, with no blemishes to speak of and clean, crisp and bright pages inside! The dustjacket is also as new and in Very Fine condition and unclipped, with no damage or signs of ageing to speak of. This exceptional Book is Signed on the title page by the author. In all, this is the ideal gift for any Sharpe fan, of a great starting point for any book collector.