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Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London - first edition, 1976. hardcover, 9 7/8" x 6 3/4", with dust jacket. Ex library copy with usual stamps, stickers, protective covering, etc GOOD book in GOOD dust jacket. Dark-blue cloth-bound boards with gold title to spine, red endpapers, illustrated title-page spread, 8 colour paintings, 84 b&w reproductions (many double-spreads), 7 maps, Bibliography, Glossary of Nautical Terms, and Index. Slight in physique, audacious and commanding in character, Horotio Nelson dominated the period when Britain's 'tactics of contempt' earned her "The Empire of the Seas". The qualities that Nelson embodied relied for their efficacy on the heroism and stamina of the appallingly paid British seamen. Follows Nelson's career, inc Camperdown, the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar.