NELSON - TRAFALGAR

The Story of NELSON'S PORTSMOUTH

by JANE SMITH

 

The Story of Nelson's Portsmouth

With a foreward by Admiral Sir Alan West

A small photograph showing the condition and general appearance of the front jacket cover of "The Story of Nelson’s Portsmouth" by Jane Smith

The Story of Nelson’s Portsmouth by Jane Smith tells a familiar tale in a fresh way using his letters within the context of Portsmouth and its citizens

Halsgrove House, Tiverton, Devon
1st. edition

ISBN: 1 84114 476 2

Available in Hard-cover

Book Condition:

A black cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine in FINE condition - no marks or inscriptions. Dust wrapper complete and in NEAR FINE condition there is a suggestion of wrinkling to the back top edge. Page block immaculate (art paper containing more than 200 illustrations - paintings, photographs, charts and drawings). A very nice copy!

PRICE

£15.00 plus postage (included for UK): see table to right.

Prices correct from April 2014
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Book Details

160 pages.

200 mm x 250 mm x 23 mm.

Weight unwrapped 900 grm. - weight wrapped for postage >1000 grm.

More information in panel below!

FRONT FLAP BLURB and IMAGE

The Story of Nelson's Portsmouth

by Jane Smith

A small photograph of Jane Smith's "The Story of Nelson's Portsmouth" showing the condition and general appearance.

The Story of Nelson’s Portsmouth by Jane Smith tells a familiar tale in a fresh way. Nelson wrote about 60 letters from Portsmouth itself and on board ship from the anchorages of Spithead and St. Helen’s. These letters cover twenty-three years and range from those of a young captain in 1782 making a career in the Navy, to those of an admiral and national hero in 1805.

This book tells a familiar tale in a fresh way. Nelson wrote about 60 letters from Portsmouth itself and on board ship from the anchorages of Spithead and St. Helen’s. These letters cover twenty-three years and range from those of a young captain in 1782 making a career in the Navy, to those of an admiral and national hero in 1805.

They share the characteristics of the letter written home by the serviceman or women, whether written by a senior admiral or the lowliest seaman. Nelson asks for family news, relates his adventures, describes the ins and outs of rows with senior officers and chitchat about colleagues .

The eighteenth century was the golden age of letter writing and diary keeping. Nelson was no exception to this rule and knew how to write a good letter – they were gossipy, warn, pithy and timeless. But this book does more.

This small photograph shows "The Story of Nelson's Portsmouth" by Jane Smith opened showing a typical two pages, an interesting mixture of images and text printed on art paper which extends throughout the book

It gives an unrivalled opportunity to set Nelson’s writings against the backdrop of Portsea Island. We can catch a glimpse of all the places that were familiar to him, through the eyes of the chartmakers , artists, sculptors, builders and model makers who were contemporary with the town he knew. As the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar is celebrated, this book reveals in intimate detail – and with the aid of more than 200 illustrations – the hustle and bustle, sights, sounds and smells of the greatest naval port in the world, the town from which the great admiral embarked on his final voyage and where today his memory is keenly celebrated.

Back to book's description, condition and shipping details

This pages background image has been adapted from the dust wrapper of Christopher Lloyd’s St. Vincent and Camperdown
which is from a print by A. W. Reeve, after W. R. Thomas, of Nelson boarding
the `San Nicolas' at the Battle of Cape St. Vincent.