Clarke & M’Arthur’s Life & Services of Horatio Viscount Nelson

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An account of Nelson with stacks of plates and portraits, bringing the scenes and faces of his career to life

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Title

Clarke & M’Arthur’s Life & Services of Horatio Viscount Nelson

Author(s)

CLARKE, Rev James Stanier, M’ARTHUR, John

Publisher

Fisher, Son & Co.

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1839-40

Binding

contemporary calf

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Clarke, Rev. James Stanier & M’Arthur, John: The Life & Services of Horatio Viscount Nelson […] from His Lordship’s Manuscripts. London: Fisher, Son & Co, [1839-40] 

3 vols, 8vo. pp. [ii], 256 [ii] + frontispiece portrait of Nelson, additional engraved title-page with vignette of Nelson’s birthplace and 11 further plates; pp. 500 + frontispiece portrait of the dedicatee, Sir Thomas-Masterman Hardy, additional engraved title-page with vignette of Nelson’s monument at St Paul’s and 11 futher plates, plus folding plan of harbour and fortifications of Boulogne; pp. 394 + frontispiece portraits of Lord Collingwood and George III, additional engraved title-page with vignette of Greenwich Hospital, and 9 further plates. Portrait of Earl St Vincent supplied in volume 2, but not duplicated in volume 3 where it is also called for. Some spotting at intervals throughout. Tan quarter calf over marbled boards, rubbed to extremities, inner hinge to volume 3 split.