A Signed First Edition, [First Printing] of 'Sharpe's Company: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Badajoz January to April 1812' by Bernard Cornwell in Very Good condition in a Fine condition dust jacket published by William Collins and Sons Limited in 1982.
First Edition, [First Printing]
Book edition identified by: 1) publisher's imprint information states 'First published in 1982' and 2) no later editions or printings stated in the publisher's imprint information. Dust jacket edition identified by: 1) blurb and priced '£7.50 net' on the front flap, 2) Bernard Cornwell's bio on the rear flap and 3) a list of 3 books ending with 'Sharpe's Sword [line break] (forthcoming)' on the lower panel.
A generally tidy copy which is SIGNED by Bernard Cornwell on the title page, in a tidy dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has moderate lean of the spine, moderate foxing on the page ends, occasional foxing on the pages and very slight lean. Dust jacket has some creasing on the edges and light sunning on the spine.
Bernard Cornwell (1944-)—English author of historical novels, best known for his Richard Sharpe Series, but who has also written several other successful series such as The Starbuck Chronicles, The Warlord Chronicles, The Grail Quest novels and Main article: The Grail Quest and The Saxon Stories.
Octavo (20-25 cm high). 280 printed pages in green cloth with gilt 'Bernard Cornwell', 'Sharpe's Company' and 'Collins' on the spine, in dust jacket. ISBN 0002221314 .
William Collins and Sons Limited, London, 1982
William Collins and Sons Limited—(Founded in 1819) A Glasgow-based publisher published a range of bibles, atlases and dictionaries, but equally well known for high profile fiction authors such as H. G.Wells, Agatha Christie, J. R. R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and non-fiction series such as the New Naturalists Series. Collins merged with Harper and Row to form HarperCollins, of which it is now an imprint. [McBride page 33] [Zempel and Verkler page 99].
Richard Sharpe Series Number Thirteen (chronologically or Three as published)
Richard Sharpe Series—A series of historical novels featuring Richard Sharpe and describing the adventures of an English soldier during the Napoleonic Wars, which has been adapted for a series of television episodes starring Sean Bean. Although the first novel stars in 1809 with Sharpe a Lieutenant, later novels including numerous 'prequels' tell the story of Sharpe's career from a Private in Sharpe's Tiger to Lieutenant Colonel in Sharpe's Waterloo. The first book was originally published in 1981.
The third book in the Sharpe Series. Sharpe has lost control of his company and must take desperate measures to win it back during the assault on Badajoz.
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