SOUTHEY, Robert. The Life of Nelson. London, John Murray, 1831.
Small 8vo. Contemporary calf school prize binding made for Duinham Grammar School, spine with raised bands, ornamented and lettered in gilt; pp. vii, 352; re-backed, one corner of front fly-leaf cut away, otherwise a good copy.
This book was published first in the year Southey was made poet laureate (1813), and remained in print for a long period. 'Many lives of Nelson have been written: one is yet wanting, clear and concise enough to become a manual for the young sailor, which he may carry about with him, till he has treasured up the example in his memory and in his heart … the best eulogy of Nelson is the faithful history, that which shall relate them most perspicuously' (preface).