First Edition. N. C. Wyeth dustjacket art and frontis. Sabatini's scarce historical adventure novel of a physician sold into slavery who eventually becomes a feared pirate. Basis for a lesser known 1924 black and white silent film directed by David Smith and starring J. Warren Kerrigan and Jean Paige. The classic Michael Curtiz directed Warner Brothers feature released in 1935 starred Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Very Good to Near Fine, doctor's ownership stamp and undated gift inscription that appears more modern than contemporary at front endpaper, in Good dustjacket, an excellent candidate for some modest archival work, scotch tape along front flap edge and corner of front panel, scattered edge chips and short closed tears, inch sized chip at lower rear panel, circular punch hole at mid spine.