Antiquarian Book - The Nelson Memorial by John Knox Laughton, 1st edition, 1896


Laughton (John Knox), The Nelson Memorial: Nelson and his Companions in Arms, 1st edition, London: George Allen, 1896

38 plates including colour frontispiece, eleven gravure portraits and three folding facsimile letters, neat ink ownership inscription dated 1896, top edge gilt remainder rough-trimmed, original blue cloth with embossed gilt medallion of Nelson to upper cover, rebacked in attractive gilt decorated navy morocco leather, slightly rubbed to the corners, octavo (21.4 x 15.8 cm)

A finely illustrated celebration of Nelson's life. The preface states that the author "has endeavoured to describe some of the influences which tended to form Nelson's character; some of the men, second only to himself, from whom he derived his inspiration; some of those who so nobly worked with him in securing the liberty and establishing the greatness of England."

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