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LAUGHTON, John Knox.

The Nelson Memorial.

Nelson and his Companions in Arms.

George Allen & Co., London 1896 Stock Code: 87975
£1,500.00
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Notes

First edition, number 16 of 100 Large Paper copies on Arnold's Paper. Attractively produced study by the noted naval historian, an attempt "to describe some of the influences which tended to form Nelsons' character " (Preface). Crested bookplate of the industrialist Frank Reddaway to the front pastedown.

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Description

Quarto. Original japon-backed green sand-grain cloth boards, title gilt to the spine, and to the upper board together with an embossed, gilt portrait medallion of Nelson, top edge gilt the others uncut

Illustrations

Coloured frontispiece of Nelson's Trafalgar Signal, 29 other plates, 11 of them photogravures printed on India paper and mounted, one an engraving, 4 full-page plans, 2 facsimile documents on fine paper, facsimile signatures to the text.

Condition

Light soiling to the japon, very slight shelfwear, free endpapers browned, but overall a very good copy.

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