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    Sale 5140

    Fine Printed Books Including Modern First Editions & Miniature Books

    25 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 59

    MILITARY: HORATIO, VISCOUNT NELSON (1758-1805). -- The Progress of Glory in the life of Horatio Lord Nelson, of the Nile. Whitehaven: for the author, 1806. 4° (196 x 120mm). (Some wear to deckle edges, light soiling.) Blue straight-grain morocco, spine and upper side gilt lettered, original printed title label bound-in (extremities rubbed, spine lightly sunned). Provenance: Fleur de lys with motto 'Propere et Prospere' (bookplate). RARE anonymous poem in three cantos.

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    MILITARY: HORATIO, VISCOUNT NELSON (1758-1805). -- The Progress of Glory in the life of Horatio Lord Nelson, of the Nile. Whitehaven: for the author, 1806. 4° (196 x 120mm). (Some wear to deckle edges, light soiling.) Blue straight-grain morocco, spine and upper side gilt lettered, original printed title label bound-in (extremities rubbed, spine lightly sunned). Provenance: Fleur de lys with motto 'Propere et Prospere' (bookplate). RARE anonymous poem in three cantos.

    HALLORAN, Laurence. The Battle of Trafalgar, A Poem. London: for the author, 1806. 8° (219 x 135mm). (Occasional light scattered spotting.) Black straight-grain half morocco, gilt ruled (extremities rubbed).
    Provenance: 'Tolley. "Elmore"' (ink inscription and occasional pencilled marginalia).

    [LONDON GAZETTE -- ADMIRAL LORD RASTOCK, EDITOR]. The British Flag Triumphant! to which is prefixed An Address [by Sir J.A. Park] to the Officers, Seamen, and Marines of His Majesty's Fleets. London: by T. Curson Hansard, 1806. 4° (212 x 126mm). Contemporary red straight-grain morocco gilt, spine compartments with gilt anchors (rebacked preserving the original spine, worn).
    Provenance: Marquess of Lansdowne (bookplate, blind-stamp). PRESENTATION COPY with a lengthy inscription from Lord Rastock, the editor, to the Marquess of Lansdowne.

    With Edward Dupre's On the Victory obtained by Lord Admiral Nelson, A Poem (Jersey, John Stead, 1798), George Cook's Lord Nelson. A funeral Sermon (Cambridge, Mary Watson, 1805), and 3 other similar works.
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