London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
DUNCAN, Archibald. The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson. London: James Cundie, 1806. 8°. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Lord Nelson and 13 plates, some folding, index, 2-pages of publisher's advertisements at the end (frontispiece torn without loss). Contemporary calf (spine worn, joints repaired, inner hinges strengthened). RARE. The first biography of Nelson to be written after his death.
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