Castle Garac, Monsarrat, Nicholas. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1955. Book Club Edition. 8vo up to 9½” tall. 252 pages. Blue cloth boards with purple illustration front and purple spine titles. Yellow top edge, rough cut fore edge. Beautiful dustjacket illustration by George Salter. Volume has light fading head front board, otherwise volume in fine condition without marks, tears or folds. Unclipped jacket is protected in mylar in with light wear to head of spine and otherwise fine. 002512 $25
Nicholas Monsarrat (1910-1979), was a British Novelist. A pacifist, Monsarrat served in World War II, first as a member of an ambulance brigade and then as a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). Monsarrat ended the war as commander of a frigate and drew on his wartime experience in his postwar sea stories. He served in Canada as a British information officer from 1953 to 1956, and intermittently after that date. He wrote science fiction, historical fiction, spy thrillers and war novels. He is perhaps best known for his sea stories including The Master Mariner, an epic tale of the sea and seafaring from the sixteenth century to near the end of the twentieth.