London: 1844. First. hardcover. 7 volumes octavo. Portrait frontispiece to Volume I, 4 facsimile letters and 3 plans, 2 of them folding. Scattered foxing. Rebound in blue cloth, gilt titles in spine.London, Henry Colburn, 1844%u201346. First Edition. Very good (+). very good(+).
The essential starting point for any attempt to understand either the mercurial personality or instinctive tactical genius of Nelson, never superseded. "This is the standard work of reference for Nelson's correspondence and is the principal source from which his biographers have drawn (and still do draw) their material" (Cowie). Cowie 144.