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The Life and Services of Horatio Viscount Nelson, From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
London: Fisher, Son, & Co. 1839 - London: Fisher, Son & Co., No date 1839-40. Three volumes in two. Half Leather binding.  Second Edition. A three-volume set in contemporary bindings bound in 2 volumes. No date but 1839, second edition. Lacking the engraved portrait frontispiece to both volumes, with the vignette half-title to Vol I; and the letterpress title page to Vol II - it looks like the title to Vol I has been inserted and the additional 'I' written in hand; engraved plates + folding engraved map. Plates lacking. 3 plates to Vol I and 4 plates to Vol II plus the folding map. Lacking most of the 32 plates. Contemporary, uniform half blue calf bindings with marbled boards, decorated in gilt to the spines, very worn with some damage to the top of the spine to Vol I. Bindings good and strong with a heavy wear and damage to the spines and some rubbing and damage to edges, corners bumped and worn. Contents good and tight but with some pages standing proud, the odd old finger and ink mark, but most clean, a little toning/browning to first and last few pages.  Bibliographical note: this is the second complete edition - the first edition appeared in 1809 in 2 substantial folio volumes, followed by a much-abridged single octavo edition in 1810; this second complete edition, was originally issued in 7 parts in 1839/1840, with a view to be bound in 3 volumes. This edition DOES NOT include the three appendices: the recollections of Tom Allen; the memoirs of Thomas Masterman Hardy; and Lord Collingwood.) Size: 8vo (14 x 21.5cm).   Condition Report Externally Spine – fair condition – worn with marks and damage. Joints – good condition – worn but solid. Corners – good condition – worn to the boards. Boards – good condition – leather blind stamp lined, marked. Page edges – good condition – some pages standing proud. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition. Paste downs – good condition. End papers – good condition. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition. Binding – good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1839-40. Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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