By Captain A. T. Mahan
London   Sampson Low, Marston & Co., LTD
8.5" by 6" xvi, [4], 764, [1pp]
An extensive piece of work regarding the Life of Nelson, as told by a US Naval Captain.
By Captain A. T. Mahan

1899 The Life of Nelson : The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain

London   Sampson Low, Marston & Co., LTD
8.5" by 6" xvi, [4], 764, [1pp]
An extensive piece of work regarding the Life of Nelson, as told by a US Naval Captain.
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Folding Maps, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding

This second edition of this work covers the life and death of Lord Nelson.

Bound in publisher's original blue cloth, with an eye-catching seascape motif on the front cover in gold gilt.

The author provides a preface to the first and second editions within this work, detailing the changes he made and the further thought he had given the subject. Mahan details the highs and lows experienced throughout Nelson's life, including the plans for defending London in 1801.

The work contains 12 illustrations and 21 maps and battle plans. Two folding plates. Collated complete. 

Ink inscriptions to front endpaper, dated 1899 and 1928.

Condition

In original publishers cloth binding. Externally sound with slight rubbing, particularly to the extremities. Bright cloth with a gleaming gold gilt boat scene on front board. Marks to boards, causing loss of colour on cloth, particularly on front board. Slight bumping to extremities. Hinges slightly strained but firm. Age toning and offsetting on endpapers. Ink inscriptions to front endpaper, dated 1899 and 1928. Slight spotting to endpapers. Internally generally firmly bound. Paper generally bright and clean, with the occasional light tidemark to gutter.

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