Rina Prentice. Hardback with dust-wrapper. 192 pages, text and illustrations. Published by The National Maritime Museum, 2005.
Size: 255 x 155 x 20mm approx.
The cover shows minor signs of wear due to use, but the book itself is in very good condition throughout.
According to the author in her Preface, "The purpose of this book is to describe and evaluate Vice-Admiral Nelson's personal possessions and to explore how this material came to survive or, in some cases, has disappeared from sight over the two centuries since the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805."
The book itself falls into two parts. Part I is composed of five chapters: Nelson's Possessions; Nelson's Possessions in the Saleroom; ditto, in Museums and Special Exhibitions; those possessions that have been stolen or have otherwise gone missing; Fakes, Copies and Myths. Part II is in the form of a catalogue of his personal possessions.
The book has three appendices, and is replete with footnotes, a bibliography, a Nelson chronology, index and acknowledgements.