THE LIFE OF LORD NELSON by Rev, Stanier Clarke & Mc Arthur. 1st Edition 1809
A wonderful and rare Full Leather. First Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. London, Printed by T. Bensley for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809. First edition. 2 volumes; Folio. Contemporary full calf, hinges split and covers are partially detatched or weak and needing of some love and restoration, but the books are basically solid and all original. Copper-plate engravings: an allegorical frontispiece, 1 portrait, an architectural plan of the Martello tower and its gun, 4 Richard Westall engravings depicting notable events in Nelson's naval career, each accompanied by a battle-plan by Nicholas Pocock, 4 more full page engraved plates (21 full-page plates in total), 4 vignettes and 4 facsimile letters and a document, as well as a 2-page fold-out family tree of the Nelson pedigree.