AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE DEATH OF LORD NELSON: With the Circumstances Preceding, Attending , and Subsequent To, That Event; the Professional Report On His Lordship's Wound, and Several Interesting Anecdotes

(London: T. Cadelland W. Davies, In the Strand, 1808).

WRITTEN BY THE SURGEON TO LORD NELSON AT THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR AND LATER TO THE CHANNEL FLEET. The narrative contains, in the words of the author, "an account of the most interesting incidents which occurred on board the Victory (Lord Nelson's flag-ship) from the time of her sailing from England, in the month of September, till the day of battle inclusively: with a detail of the particulars of His Lordship's Death the the mode adopted for preserving his revered Remains during the subsequent long passage of the Victory to England, and the condition of the Body when it was deposited in Greenwich Hospital. This short statement of facts is deemed a small but necessary tribute of respect in the memory of the disputed Hero, as well as a public document which the Public had a right to expect..." Item #70223

Second Edition, published within months of the first and identical to the earlier issue. With a finely engraved portrait frontispiece of Lord Nelson, and engravings within the text. 8vo, handsomely bound in full crushed Regency blue straight grain morocco, the spine decoratively stamped in blind, gilt stopped bands separating the compartments, one lettered in gilt, the covers with blind tooled borders and inner frames surrounding an inner panel, end-leaves marbled, all edges gilt, silk ribbon page marker. iv, 99, [1] pp. A handsome and very well preserved copy, the binding with a bit of age evidence, but very well preserved, tight and strong and without loss, the text-block clean and crisp.

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Price: $850.00