Wed, 26th Oct 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Implacable)

 
Lot 32
 

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BATTLE OF THE NILE: NELSON'S OFFICIAL...

BATTLE OF THE NILE: NELSON'S OFFICIAL REPORT
"Almighty God has blessed his Majesty's arms in the late battle, by a great victory over the fleet of the enemy, whom I attacked at sun-set on the 1st of August on the Mouth of the Nile… ...I was wounded in the head, and obliged to be carried off the deck, but the service suffered no loss by the event." ...So complete a destruction of a fleet has not occurred in the annals of our maritime glory since the overthrow of the Spanish Armada…. very rare and lengthy letter by Horatio Nelson, describing the Battle of the Nile -- 26in. of column space (back page column 2), red tax stamp, dated Sunday, October 7th, 1798, in a complete and original edition of THE OBSERVER.

Sold for £744
Estimated at £600 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
BATTLE OF THE NILE: NELSON'S OFFICIAL REPORT
"Almighty God has blessed his Majesty's arms in the late battle, by a great victory over the fleet of the enemy, whom I attacked at sun-set on the 1st of August on the Mouth of the Nile… ...I was wounded in the head, and obliged to be carried off the deck, but the service suffered no loss by the event." ...So complete a destruction of a fleet has not occurred in the annals of our maritime glory since the overthrow of the Spanish Armada…. very rare and lengthy letter by Horatio Nelson, describing the Battle of the Nile -- 26in. of column space (back page column 2), red tax stamp, dated Sunday, October 7th, 1798, in a complete and original edition of THE OBSERVER.