The Life of Nelson.
The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain.London, Sampson Low, Marston, & Company, Limited, 1897 Stock Code: 122265
NotesFirst edition, UK issue from American sheets. Mahan, described by John Keegan as "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century" and recognised as "the Evangelist of Sea Power", proposes Nelson as the British embodiment thereof in this well-researched and well-written biography.
2 volumes, large octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spine, bust portrait in gilt to the upper boards, top edges gilt.
Photogravure portrait frontispiece to each and 17 similar plates in all, 21 maps and plans, 2 of them folding the rest full-page, sketches to the text.
Ownership signature dated 1901 to front free endpaper versos. Cloth a little rubbed and soiled, nicking at head of spine of vol. I. A very good copy.
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