SOUTHEY LIFE OF NELSON ATTRACTIVE COPY
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THE LIFE OF NELSON

by Robert Southey1884
Bickers and Son, London

353 pages 145 mm. x 214 mm. x 35 mm.

£25.00 plus P & P


A dark green cloth bound book with gilt lettering and decoration to the boards and spine. Binding generally rubbed at extremitities and small tear to bottom of spine. Prize plate to front pastedown - front hinge starting to split. Some very light foxing to first and last few pages but page blockgenerally very clean and tight with bright gilt to all edges. Cutting from Daily Sketch pasted to verso of preface showing CUTTY SARK and FOUDROYANT anchored Falmouth Harbour 1927.All plates present and clean. Very Good.

"Many lives of Nelson have been written: one is yet wanting, clear and concise enough to become a manual for the young sailor, which he may carry about with him till he has treasured up the example in his memory and in his heart. In attempting such a work, I shall write the eulogy of our great naval hero; for the best eulogy of NELSON is the faithful history of his actions; the best history, that which shall relate them most perspicuously."

Author's preface

Title page

Title page

List of plates

1. Portrait of Nelson
2. Nelson's Birthplae
3. Nelson's Conflict with a bear
4. Nelson volunteering to board a prize in a violent gale
5. H.M.S. "Captain" boarding the "San Nicolas" and the "San Josef"
6. The "San Nicolas" and the "San Josef" carried by boarding
7. Nelson's conflict in his barge with a Spanish launch

8. Nelson wounded at Teneriffe
9. Planof the Battle of the Nile
10. Battle of the Nile
11. The Battle of Copenhagen
12. The Death of Nelson
13. Nelson's handwriting at various dates.


Book spine
Title page superimposed over front board
Spine
Decorated front board

 

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