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Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar--Collection
A COLLECTION OF PRINTED ITEMS, COMPRISING:
i) Pamphlets and Books: [Fairburn, John]. Fairburn's Edition of the Death of Admiral Lord Nelson. For John Fairburn, [1806], 12mo, frontispiece folding plate of the death of Nelson, original printed blue paper wrappers, uncut; Fairburn's Edition of the Funeral of Admiral Lord Nelson. For John Fairburn, [1806], 2nd edition, 12mo, frontispiece folding plate of Nelson's funeral cortege, original printed blue paper wrappers, uncut--The Trafalgar: A New Song Book for 1806. For Thomas Hughes, [1806], 12mo, frontispiece portrait, original printed blue wrappers, uncut, wrappers torn with loss--Clarke, James Stanier and John McArthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, T. Bensley for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1809, 2 vols, 16 engraved plates, quarter calf with marbled boards, rebacked (vol. 1 retaining original spine) with additional restoration to corners, hinges strengthened, worn

ii) Broadsides and ephemera: National Praise: for the Day of Thanksgiving, G. Cooke, [1805], 280 x 220mm--To the Memory of the Late Lord Viscount Nelson, G. Cooke, 8 November 1805, 282 x 220mm, these two pinned together with a covering letter by John Turner, 1 page, 1 December 1805--Britannia's Address to the People of England, G. Cooke, [1805], with engraving, 335 x 205mm--Lord Nelson's Banner of Emblems, R. Ackermann, 1806, with aquatint engraving by W.M. Fellows, 385 x 245mm--FitzGerald, W.T. Nelson's Tomb A Poem, G. Andrews, 1806, with engraving, 220 x 275mm--Britannia Triumphant. R. Edwards, [1806], 440 x 560mm--Advertisement for Orme's Graphic History of the Life, Exploits, and Death of Horatio Nelson, by [John] Nichols, 13 November 1805, with engraving, 185 x 135mm--The Chelengh presented to Lord Nelson by the Grand Seignior, by R. Faulder, 10 March 1799, with engraving, 205 x 160mm

iii) Prints: J. Gillbank after T. Brown. Lord Nelson, mortally wounded at the glorious victory off Trafalgar, Gillbank, 1805, framed and glazed, 490 x 530mm--P. Roberts, Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. and the victory of the Nile, G. Riley, 1806, framed and glazed, 585 x 425mm, some paper discolouration and occasional creases 
 


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Provenance

Sotheby’s London, Trafalgar: Nelson and the Napoleonic Wars, 5 October 2005, lot 198

Catalogue Note

A FINE COLLECTION OF RARE PRINTED EPHEMERA, MOSTLY PRINTED IN THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF TRAFALGAR. The only known copies of Fairburn's edition of the Funeral of Nelson in British institutional libraries are in the British Library; no second copy of the Death or The Trafalgar has been located. Thomas Hughes was a regular publisher of song books, including several collections of "sea songs" (e.g. The Sailor's Pocket-book of 1810).

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