London: Printed by T. Bensley for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809. 10 Engraved Plates (4 by Richard Westall) engraved plan of Martello Tower, Corsica, 4 battle plans by Nicholas Pocock, 4 vignettes. Plates are numbered 311 in pencil indicating that this set is #311 of a limited edition of c1200(/) copies. First Edition. 2 vols. Large 4to.(bound as folio) Original tooled polished calf, skillfully re-backed with original spine laid down. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Some light foxing on prelims and scattered throughout. Overall tight, clean, very good to fine condition. Item #734
"This is the standard life of Nelson, and it is largely used for all subsequent works. The authors had access to the greater part of, but certainly not all, the MSS. Of Lord Nelson, the belonging to Earl Nelson; and a large body of Letters and Papers were sent to them by a great number of persons, particularly by His Late Majesty, and by a lady who possessed Nelson's interesting letters to his wife, before and after their marriage." (Nicolas, Dispatches and Letters of Lord Nelson, pp x-xi).