MEMOIRS of the Life and Death of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson...

(Nelson.)

MEMOIRS of the Life and Death of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson...

comprehending Authentic Details of his Glorious Achievements under the British Flag. Also, a Sketch of the Life of Sir Sidney Smith.

Description: FIRST (SOLE) EDITION, 2 engraved frontispiece portraits (Nelson and Sidney Smith), 3 folding engraved plates (Nile, Trafalgar, Death of Nelson), short tear at lower margin of K3, tear with slight loss to fore-margin of E2 (of Sketch), occasional faint spotting, particularly to tissue guards, pp. [ii], 268, [vi], 45 [iii], 8vo, contemporary calf, spine with morocco label, edges rubbed, hinges splitting, good

Publication Details: Liverpool: Goodchild, 1806

Notes: A typical euology on British heroics in the colourful and often jingoistic language of the time. However, there is much useful information about various battles, including Trafalgar, and the Siege of Acre. The section concerning Nelson also includes extracts from his correspondence, as well as a detailed account of his funeral. WorldCat lists only 2 copies (National Maritime Museum and National Library of Ireland).

Bibliography: (NMM 2, 915)

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Price: £1,400

Subject: History

Published Date: 1806

Stock Number: 65343

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