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1879 The Life of Nelson by Robert Southey / Bickers, London / Early Single Volume Edition / Fine Calf Leather Binding / Richly Illustrated

1879 The Life of Nelson by Robert Southey / Bickers, London / Early Single Volume Edition / Fine Calf Leather Binding / Richly Illustrated

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Here is a superb early single-volume edition of The Life of Nelson by Robert Southey. Published in 1879 by Bickers & Son, London. If a fine full polished calf-leather binding with marbled endpapers and page edges. With twelve illustrations by Westall printed in woodburytype, plus a fold-out battle plan and examples of Nelson's handwriting.

Inside the pages are clean and tightly bound and all of the plates and battle plan are present as called for. Opens onto marbled endpapers with a prize bookplate from the publication year of 1879. Has some scattered spotting. Marble edged pages on all sides.

The calf leather has also fared well. Has a gilt school crest in the centre of the front board and a decorative spine with five raised bands and ornate gilt decoration in each compartment. Has some rubbing around the edges and to the corners. The leather has faded a little across the top on the front, and there is some brown spotting to the front and rear. The spine has fared well with the gilt being shiny bright. Has a bit of rubbing to the spine ends. With a black leather title plate.

Your antique copy of The Life of Nelson will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon*. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel if desired.

H 20 cm x W 15 cm, 512 pages, 0.81 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

* If you would prefer your book not to be decoratively wrapped but sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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