Place Published: London
Publisher: John Murray, Albemarble-Street.
Date Published: 1825
Binding: Hard Cover
UNCOMMON SOUTHEY 1825 ISSUE ON THE LIFE OF NELSON.
2nd UK edition. 2 volumes, 16.5cm x 10.3cm, viii 257pp. [1ad]; 288pp, Period half-leather and marbled boards with new title label on attractively but worn tooled spine. Period marbled end papers with previous owners bookplate pasted on. Extremely small stamp in faint red on reverse side on marbled end papers ‘William’s Library Cheltenham’. Overall good condition.
Charles V. Mitford bookplate - Born in Dublin Ireland, 52 in 1871, Pwllmeyric Lodge, Matherne, Monmouthshire, married with one daughter New Edition of Robert Southey's esteemed biography of Nelson, written around the same time the author was appointed poet laureate of England.
Southey's objective was to write a pocket edition on Nelson, "clear and concise enough to become a manual for the young sailor, which he may carry about with him" (author's preface).
Good. Item #776