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

By A. T. Mahan

1894

Sampson Low, Marston and Company : London

9" by 6"

xxiii, [5pp], 454pp; xvi, [4pp], 427pp, [5pp]

 

 

 

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An illustrated copy of Alfred Mahan's biography of Horatio Nelson, here illustrated with numerous plates and two folding maps. 

The first U.K. edition of this work, published in London by Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, printed by University Press is Cambridge Massachusetts, U.S.A, as stated to the verso to the title page.

Complete in two volumes. Horatio Nelson is revered for his leadership and unconventional tactics during the Napoleonic Wars, many of which led to victories. He was shot and killed during the final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, a heroic death which secured his position as a British national hero. Nelson was given his first command of the Agamemnon during the French Revolutionary Wars, losing his right arm during battle. Nelson was also well known for his very public affair with Emma, Lady Hamilton. Written by Alfred Thayer Mahan. Mahan was a US naval officer and historian, with his writings on the influence of sea power throughout history making him world famous. Some of his other works include 'The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783', 'Lessons of the War with Spain, and Other Articles', and 'From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval life'. Volume I with a frontispiece, and nineteen plates. Volume II with a frontispiece, two folding maps, and sixteen plates. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Minor marking to the boards, a little heavier to Volume II. The odd spot to the fore edge and endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

 

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