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      • 1845 attrib Horatio Nelson Portrait of Woman
        Sep. 10, 2023

        1845 attrib Horatio Nelson Portrait of Woman

        Est: $300 - $400

        attributed NELSON, Horatio, (Irish, ? - 1849): three quarter length portrait of a seated woman holding a book, Oil/Canvas, no visible signature front, monogrammed HN and noted "Painted by the Steer Art?? of Kingsbridge, 1845 verso, 14" x 11.5", framed 16.5" x 14.25". Condition: Craquelure throughout, stretcher bar wear, inpaint, wax puncture repair verso, sold with all faults.

        Amero Auctions
      • Horatio Nelson, A gold fringe from an epaulette
        Apr. 27, 2023

        Horatio Nelson, A gold fringe from an epaulette

        Est: £1,000 - £2,000

        From the archives of Henry Newbery & Co. Ltd. Horatio Nelson A gold fringe from an epaulette Gieves sent the uniform of Horatio Nelson to Henry Newbery c. 1800 in order to have the gold epaulettes replaced. This gold fringe was a part of the original epaulettes and have remained in the Henry Newbery archives since then.

        Sloane Street Auctions
      • Nelson (Horatio)
        Feb. 14, 2023

        Nelson (Horatio)

        Est: £800 - £1,200

        Nelson (Horatio) Nelson (Horatio) Address leaf written in the hand of Lord Nelson, addressed to the Earl of Dartmouth, London and signed "Nelson of Bronte", some age-related browning, folding marks, mounted for display with two engraved portraits of Admiral Nelson, framed and glazed, overall size 27.5 x 62cm.

        Chiswick Auctions
      • Nelson (Horatio, Viscount Nelson).- Bowles (William Lisle) Dirge for Lord Nelson [&] On the Death of Lord Nelson, several manuscript poems, [19 century]; and 4 others relating to Nelson (5).
        May. 19, 2022

        Nelson (Horatio, Viscount Nelson).- Bowles (William Lisle) Dirge for Lord Nelson [&] On the Death of Lord Nelson, several manuscript poems, [19 century]; and 4 others relating to Nelson (5).

        Est: £100 - £150

        Nelson (Horatio, Viscount Nelson, 1758-1805).- Bowles (William Lisle, Church of England clergyman and poet, 1762-1850) Dirge for Lord Nelson [&] On the Death of Lord Nelson, several manuscript poems, 2pp., folds, browned, edges chipped, 410 x 65mm., [19 century]; and 4 others relating to Nelson, v.s., v.d. (5).

        Forum Auctions - UK
      • Nelson.- Nelson (Horatio) The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton, 2 vol. in 1, 1814.
        May. 19, 2021

        Nelson.- Nelson (Horatio) The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton, 2 vol. in 1, 1814.

        Est: £100 - £150

        Nelson.- Nelson (Horatio) The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton, 2 vol. in 1, half titles, extra illustrated with engraved plates, mainly C19th ports and views, occasional light soiling and offsetting, MacDonald & Son for Thomas Lovewell & Co., 1814, bound with Unpublished Letters of Lord Nelson to Sir Thomas Troubridge, [?1889], half morocco, gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, extremities rubbed, 8vo.

        Forum Auctions - UK
      • Horatio Nelson Resin Scrimshaw
        Jan. 21, 2021

        Horatio Nelson Resin Scrimshaw

        Est: $50 - $200

        Horatio Nelson resin scrimshaw, faux walrus tusk resin scrimshaw, front of scrimshaw displays a portrait of Horatio Nelson with his name beneath him, opposite side of scrimshaw depicts his ship and the words ‘H.M.S.Victory’, measures 6.75 inches tall, C:Duke and Duchess of Windsor/Estate of Janine Metz Social Secretary, Horatio Nelson, walrus tusk, faux walrus tusk, scrimshaw, resin scrimshaw, home decor, tabletop accessory.7

        The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
      • Horatio Nelson Poole Rolling Hills Painting
        Dec. 14, 2019

        Horatio Nelson Poole Rolling Hills Painting

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        Horatio Nelson Poole - attributed oil painting on board of rolling hills - either Sonoma or Marin County. Unsigned. Excellent condition. 13"h x 16"w. Oak frame 21"h x 24"w. Spend $5000 or more at this auction and all of your SHIPPING IS FREE within the lower 48 states. SHIPPING We box and ship ourselves, to keep shipping costs low. We do not use a packaging service, unless the customer prefers us to use them. We can ship either USPS or Fed Ex Ground. Larger piece are shipped via Steve Auger Shipping. He travels coast to coast every month delivering antiques and fine furniture blanket wrap coast to coast. Most larger pieces can be hand delivered for $300 almost anywhere in the lower 48 states. For estimated shipping times of larger pieces, please call or email us before you bid.

        California Historical Design, Inc
      • HORATIO NELSON AND EMMA HAMILTON MINIATURE PAINTINGS
        Nov. 14, 2018

        HORATIO NELSON AND EMMA HAMILTON MINIATURE PAINTINGS

        Est: $700 - $900

        A pair of well-executed miniature oil on "bone" paintings of one of England's most famous and historic couples, British naval hero ADMIRAL HORATIO LORD NELSON (1758-1805), the second being that of DAME EMMA HAMILTON (1765-1815), generally known as Lady Hamilton, the English model and actress who is best remembered as the mistress of Lord Nelson. Each painting measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" (sight) and is set into a delicate brass frame with a ring of inset cultured pearls surrounding. Both miniatures are signed by the artist "Caban" and backed in green and red velvet respectively with gold initials of the recipients. A few of the pearls are lost, else fine condition.

        Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
      • (HORATIO NELSON) THE DISPOSITION OF LORD NELSON'S FLEET
        Aug. 01, 2018

        (HORATIO NELSON) THE DISPOSITION OF LORD NELSON'S FLEET

        Est: $400 - $600

        (HORATIO NELSON) THE DISPOSITION OF LORD NELSON'S FLEET Interesting manuscript document (unsigned), 2pp. 4to., [n.p.], a contemporary record of the comings and goings of the fleet commanded by British Royal Navy admiral HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805), from Oct. 31, 1803 to Aug. 18, 1805, just before the pivotal Battle of Trafalgar. Each entry notes the anchorage, the date on which the fleet arrived, and the date they departed. Notable anchorages listed here include the "Maddalene Islands" (La Maddalena in Sardinia), Palma Bay in Majorca, Gibraltar, Barbados, Trinidad, Antigua, and finally Spithead on Aug. 18, 1805, from which the fleet would next depart for Trafalgar. The entries presented here correspond precisely with other records of Nelson's movements during this period, with the arrivals in Caribbean ports charting Nelson's pursuit of the powerful French fleet under Pierre Villeneuve, with whom Nelson would finally catch up with at Trafalgar. The identity of the person who kept this record is unfortunately unknown. Shows folds with slight foxing, else very good.

        Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
      • 2 Scrimshaw Whales Tooth reproductions, Horatio Nelson & The Comet 1831
        Feb. 27, 2018

        2 Scrimshaw Whales Tooth reproductions, Horatio Nelson & The Comet 1831

        Est: $100 - $200

        2 Scrimshaw Whales Tooth reproductions, Horatio Nelson & The Comet 1831

        Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
      • (HORATIO NELSON) THOMAS HARDY
        Dec. 19, 2017

        (HORATIO NELSON) THOMAS HARDY

        Est: $300 - $400

        (HORATIO NELSON) THOMAS HARDY (1769 - 1839) British naval officer, served as Flag Captain to Admiral Horatio Nelson and commanded the HMS Victory at Trafalgar. Nelson was shot as he paced the decks with Hardy and as he lay dying, Nelson''s famous remark of "Kiss me Hardy" was directed at him. Scarce A.L.S. "T. M. Hardy", 1p. large 8vo., Ramilies, Oct. 25, 1812 to Messrs. Cooke & Halford concerning a bill drawn in Hardy''s favor which had been refused. Hardy, embarassed, writes: "...young Lamb was recommended to me by our friend William Parker who I am sure would rather pay double that sum than the Bill should have been returned..." He adds: "...I am very much pleased with my ship and expect to be ready for sea in a month..." Seal tear costs a portion of one word, else very good. Ex: Maggs Bros.

        Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
      • HORATIO NELSON
        Dec. 19, 2017

        HORATIO NELSON

        Est: $400 - $600

        HORATIO NELSON (1758 - 1805) British naval officer whose brilliant tactics made the British fleet victorious in battles against the French at the Nile and Trafalgar where he was mortally wounded by a sniper. Postal cover addressed by Nelson at Merton, Dec. 4, 1802 and sent to "Rev''d Mr. Priestly", franked at lower left: "Nelson & Bronte". A bit soiled and toned, still quite good. With engraving.

        Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
      • HORATIO NELSON
        Dec. 19, 2017

        HORATIO NELSON

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        HORATIO NELSON (1758 - 1805) British naval officer whose brilliant tactics made the British fleet victorious in battles against the French at the Nile and Trafalgar where he was mortally wounded by a sniper. "THE FRENCH FLEET IS AT SEA" Fine content A.L.S. "Nelson & Bronte", 1p. large 8vo., aboard "Victory", April 4, 1805 to a "Capt. Thomas H. M. Bomb Aetna". French admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve with eleven ships of the line had escaped Nelson''s blockade at Toulon only six days earlier, and here the great British naval leader urgently seeks to gather his fleet for an attack. He writes, in part: "...The French fleet is at sea steering to the Southward bound[?] off Cagliari fire guns and call our the [HMS] Seahorse advise Capt. Boyce to join me I am now standing to the westward as I do not think the French will make Toro [Mallorca]. I can tell him no more, as my movements must be very uncertain...if they do not make Toro, will make Galita...". Fine condition. Four days after this letter was written, Villeneuve would slip past Gibralter, bound for the Caribbean. The two fleets would meet six months later at Trafalgar. Ex: Maggs Bros.

        Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Nov. 15, 2017

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £2,000 - £4,000

        NELSON (HORATIO) Autograph letter signed ("Nelson & Bronte"), to Captain Charles Tyler ("My Dear Tyler"), assuring him that he is doing everything he can to 'get hold of Your Son', [Victory], 30 September 1805

        Bonhams
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Nov. 15, 2017

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        NELSON (HORATIO) Letter signed ("Nelson"), to the Portuguese Marquis de Niza, Vanguard, Leghorn Roads, 29 November 1798

        Bonhams
      • Horatio Nelson
        Nov. 12, 2014

        Horatio Nelson

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Manuscript DS, signed "Nelson & Bronte," one page, 4.5 x 3, July 12, 1804. The conclusion of a larger document, reading, "Given on board the Victory at Sea the 12th July 1804," boldly signed below by Nelson. Matted and framed to an overall size of 9.5 x 7.75. In very good condition, with scattered foxing and soiling. This document was issued by Lord Nelson from the HMS Victory, his 104-gun flagship, while participating in the blockade of the English Channel to prevent Napoleon from invading Great Britain. An exceptional item directly associated with his famous ship.

        RR Auction
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Sep. 16, 2014

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £400 - £600

        Autograph free front, signed "Nelson & Bronte", to John Howard of HM Ship Ramillies, at Portsmouth, postmark, dust-stained, cut to panel, note by Howard's great-grandson-in-law on reverse, 87 x 142mm., Merton, 30 January 1802

        Bonhams
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Nov. 12, 2013

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: -

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Bonhams
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Mar. 19, 2013

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £400 - £600

        Autograph free-front, franked with his signature ("London January Twelfth 1801/ Nelson"), as a peer of the realm, made out to Mr Hinxman of Chilling, near Titchfield, Hants, on a whole sheet, hand-stamped in red ink 'Above Privilege' and with date-stamp on reverse, 1 page, Britannia watermark, neat seal-tear, light dust-staining, strengthened with archival tape on verso, folio, London, 12 January 1801

        Bonhams
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Nov. 13, 2012

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        Autograph letter signed ("Nelson"), to Emma Hamilton ("My Dear Lady"), the letter addressed to "Lady Hamilton", protesting: "I shall not come to Your house after what passed last night 'till You send for Me when I shall fly", and vowing that "I never will retract one Syllable I utter'd, or one thought I felt" and that "Never will I sit tamely and see You My Dear friend Neglected or Insulted"; and subscribing himself as "Ever Your Most Sincere and Affectionate Nelson"; with autograph address ("Lady Hamilton"); sold with a printed auction description and sales invoice by Walter T. Spencer, 30 November 1959 (£55), one page, with integral address leaf, paper watermarked 'Portal & Co/ 1795', wafer-seal, some light browning but nevertheless in fresh and attractive condition, 4to, "Sunday Morn.g" [?early 1801]

        Bonhams
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Sep. 25, 2012

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £150 - £200

        The Letters... to Lady Hamilton, 2 vol. in one, half-titles, later note on half-title to volume one, later half calf, rebacked preserving original spine, Thomas Lovell, 1814; The Dispatches and Letters... with Notes by Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas, 7 vol., publisher's cloth gilt, Henry Colburn, 1845-1856--CLARKE (JAMES STANIER) The Life and Services of Horatio, Viscount Nelson, 3 vol., engraved frontispieces and additional pictorial titles, contemporary half calf, Fisher, [c.1850], 8vo; and 2 others, Nelson (13)

        Bonhams
      • NELSON, HORATIO
        Dec. 13, 2011

        NELSON, HORATIO

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        Highly important pair of autograph letters signed ("Bronte Nelson"), each 1 page (8 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.; 226 x 185 mm) and (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.; 245 x 192 mm), 18 and 20 February [1799], to Sir William Hamilton; the earlier letter with integral address leaf with seal tear (repaired) and red wax seal, the latter with integral blank; both with light browning.

        Sotheby's
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Jun. 07, 2011

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £2,000 - £4,000

        Autograph letter signed ("Nelson & Bronte"), to his friend Captain Samuel Sutton of the Amazon, announcing that he has that moment "received an order to strike my flag, and come on Shore" and hoping that Sutton, too, will soon be set at liberty ("...nobody will be happier to see You than Your friends at Merton..."), adding that "I suppose I must be discharged this day with my retinue"; devoting the rest of the letter to concerns over Emma's cousin, Midshipman Charles Connor: "I am very anxious to keep Charles afloat, and wish You would turn your Eyes round to any Ship that is to be kept in Commission if going abroad the better, and a good Man who will do justice by the lad but few very few will take that care of Him which Yu have been good enough to do, and for which We are most truly thankful"; with free-frank address panel ("Merton. April Tenth 1802/ Capt Sutton/ H.M. Ship Amazon/ Deal/ Kent/ Nelson & Bronte"), bearing an 'Unpaid' 'Low Tooting' post mark, and back date-stamp, one page, crowned posthorn 'PB' watermark, the paper browned where exposed to wood through framing, but without brittleness, 4to, Merton, 10 April 1802

        Bonhams
      • NELSON, HORATIO
        Dec. 10, 2010

        NELSON, HORATIO

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        NELSON, HORATIO Autograph letter signed ("Nelson & Bronte"), 1 page (8 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.; 222 x 186 mm), [aboard the Medusa , off Boulogne], 2 August 1801, to Admiral Skeffington Lutwidge; silked on verso, formerly folded, fraying in right margin affecting one word.

        Sotheby's
      • The Rev Horatio Nelson (Irish fl.1834-1849)
        Dec. 08, 2010

        The Rev Horatio Nelson (Irish fl.1834-1849)

        Est: £70 - £100

        The Rev Horatio Nelson (Irish fl.1834-1849)

        Woolley & Wallis
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Nov. 23, 2010

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Autograph letter signed ("Nelson & Bronte"), to John W. Willet of Grosvenor Square, regretting that he has not, in peace time, room to employ an old Vanguard lieutenant: "The conduct of Mr Adye was irreproachable and he certainly exerted himself on every occasion as much as a wretched state of health would allow and solely on account of his bad health he left the Vanguard. But from that period I have been so much employ'd and at the Peace having left a set of L[ieutenan]ts it is I am sorry to say entirely out of my power to receive Lt Adye into my ship at present, for I have near twenty that look up to Me"; and apologising for not having returned his last kind visit but he had been very much unwell and "as You may believe fully occupied"; with autograph address panel, signed with initials ("N&B"), with later note in pencil "lent by Sir John Adye" (see note below), 2 pages, integral blank, the latter tipped onto the remains of an album leaf with the address panel tipped on, one or two minor stains, but overall in fine and attractive condition, 4to, [Piccadilly or Merton], 15 March 1803

        Bonhams
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Nov. 23, 2010

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £400 - £600

        Signature ("Bronte Nelson"), plus secretarial subscription, cut from a letter in English, mounted with a steel engraving, 85 x 110 mm.

        Bonhams
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Mar. 23, 2010

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £3,000 - £4,000

        Letter signed ("Nelson & Bronte"), to Commissioner [William Albany] Otway at Gibraltar, asking him to look into what appear to be an irregularity respecting the purchase of stores at Malta ("...I am to request You will be pleased to make the most strict and particular enquiry into all the circumstances attending the purchase of Stores by Mr Taylor at Naples, and by what authority Mr James has drawn on the Navy Board in my Name, when Mr Taylor as the Purchaser ought to have drawn Bills for the payment of the Stores so Purchased..."); with a draft of Otway's reply on the verso of the second leaf, plus his docket, 3 pages, paper with the Britannia watermark, dated 1804, on separated leaves, slight dust-staining where folded for filing, one or two slight stains, but overall in good fresh condition, folio, "Victory at Sea 5th October 1804"

        Bonhams
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Mar. 23, 2010

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £3,000 - £4,000

        Autograph memorandum signed ("Nelson & Bronte"), to Captain the Hon C. Boyle of HM Ship Seahorse, headed "Memo: for Capt: Boyle": "to look into Toulon, and not necessary afterwards to get upon the exact rendezvous, the fleet from its present situation will probably not get so far to the Northward as the Rendezvous before it makes the Cape therefore I think if Capt Boyle gets the Cape side to bear NE for 8 Lg.s he will be sure of soonest Joining the fleet, unless another Gale should come from the Northward when if possible the fleet will get under Cape St Sebastians"; adding that should Boyle meet the Termagant and the transport, he is to take Mr Falcon [British Consul to Tangiers] out of her and that Captain Petit [Pettet] should, if another gale of wind comes on before he joins the fleet, proceed with the transport to the "enclosed rendezvous and follow the orders he will find enclosed in it", 2 pages, near-contemporary date-docket, enclosure not present, browned and split at centre, traces of mounting on stub of integral leaf, 4to, Victory, 27 November 1803

        Bonhams
      • NELSON (HORATIO)
        Mar. 23, 2010

        NELSON (HORATIO)

        Est: £3,000 - £4,000

        Autograph letter signed ("Nelson & Bronte"), to Admiral Lutwidge ("My Dear Admiral"), forwarding a letter to him by express and informing him that "the Assistance is also off Flushing so that our force there is very strong", one page, integral leaf removed, slight traces of mounting on verso but overall in fine fresh condition, 4to, Medusa, Margate, 5pm 6 August 1801

        Bonhams
      • NELSON, HORATIO
        Dec. 11, 2009

        NELSON, HORATIO

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Autograph letter signed, 2 pages (9 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.; 341 x 210 mm), Bath, 29 January 1798, to Thomas Lloyd, Esq., integral address leaf; scattered spotting and light browning (not examined out of frame).

        Sotheby's
      • [NELSON, HORATIO.]
        Oct. 19, 2009

        [NELSON, HORATIO.]

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Printed broadside, "A Sketch of the Fellowship of Seamen to Prevent Mutiny and Desertion in the Royal Navy," docketed by Nelson on verso with the words "On registering Seamen", 330 x 205 mm, printed in Bath by Richard Cruttwell, after 1797, short fold-tear. Nelson's copy of a rare naval broadside advocating a pension scheme for wounded seamen - inscribed in his left hand following his own injury at sea. The broadside, of which we have traced no other copy, argues for pensions for the wives and children of married seamen (on the basis that married seamen are less apt to desert) and for those disabled by accident in the merchant service or navy. Nelson lost his right arm in the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in July 1797.

        Bonhams
      • HORATIO NELSON
        May. 14, 2009

        HORATIO NELSON

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        HORATIO NELSON Fine content A.L.S. "Horatio Nelson", 1p. 4to, written aboard his favorite vessel, the 64-gun warship "Agamemnon" (the same vessel upon which he seduced Lady Hamilton), Aug. 14 [1794], during the siege of Calvi on Corsica. Only a month after having lost the sight in his right eye to chips deflected from a cannonball shot, Nelson writes a lieutenant, presumably aboard another vessel laying siege to the French stronghold. In part: "...You are to come to Calvi Harbour and may be of use in carrying some of our poor fellows to Bastia...Your ship will be [?] with the passage . Many thanks for your getting off the Poseidon. Capt. Wolseley will tell you what to do...". Very good condition. Calvi fell only two days before Nelson penned this letter, and here the brave commander makes planes to evacuate his sick and wounded following the terrible 51 day siege.

        Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
      • Nelson, Horatio
        Dec. 11, 2008

        Nelson, Horatio

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        Highly important autograph letter signed ("Nelson & Bronte"), 4 pages (9 x 7 3/8 in.; 228 x 184 mm), Merton, 12 October 1802, to the Honorable Colonel William Stewart, containing a bitter attack on Napoleon Bonaparte; docket and trace of seal on fourth page, small blot on signature made when the letter was originally folded; mounted at left margin in a buckram covered folder with engraved portrait of Nelson and contained in a half morocco gilt folding case with marbled boards.

        Sotheby's
      • HORATIO NELSON
        Nov. 07, 2008

        HORATIO NELSON

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        HORATIO NELSON (1758 - 1805) British naval officer whose brilliant tactics made the British fleet victorious in battles against the French at the Nile and Trafalgar where he was mortally wounded by a sniper. Fascinating content A.L.S. "Nelson" as Duke of Bronte and Rear Admiral, 4pp., 4to, Port Mahon, Oct.14, 1799 to Rear-Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth, 1st Baronet. Nelson pens this letter to his friend and colleague to tie-up loose business of the Mediterranean Fleet a year after the Battle of the Nile. In part: "... I send you the Bellerophon [HMS, gained glory during the Battle of the Nile, and captained by Henry D'Esterre Darby], who Darby says, and I truly believe, is in exceeding good order to fit to stand fair winter's service. The Thalia also goes with him. I wish I could say anything in her praise, inside or out. You will receive an order for holding a Court-Martial on the Lieutenant of Marines. Perhaps you will be able to make something of Captain Nisbet; he has by his conduct almost broke my heart...The [HMS] Powerful I cannot think of sending home, when so many others are on this station in such a bad state - viz., Alexander, Lion, and Audacious, Culloden, and etc... Sir James St. Clair has begged me not to send away the Dover, as troops will either move to Malta, if General Fox approves the measure, or, what I am more afraid of, that two regiments will be ordered to England...". Of the issues weighing on Nelson's mind, of particular interest is that of Captain Josiah Nisbet's conduct as an officer, as Nisbit was Nelson's stepson by his 1787 marriage to Frances Nisbet. Nelson gave Nisbet command of the Thalia, but John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent and Nelson's nemesis, complained of Nisbit's performance, forcing Nelson to remove him. This letter was apparently published in The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, edited by Harris Nicholas, originally published by Colburn, London 1845. Light folds, else fine.

        Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
      • NELSON, HORATIO
        Nov. 29, 2007

        NELSON, HORATIO

        Est: $500 - $700

        1175. HORATIO NELSON (1758 - 1805) British naval officer whose brilliant tactics made the British fleet victorious in battles against the French at the Nile and Trafalgar where he was mortally wounded by a sniper. Scarce full signature "Horatio Nelson", boldly penned on an oblong 8vo. sheet, taken from a letter. The unusual style of the hand suggests that it dates from 1797-98. Folds, very light staining to right margin, very good condition. $500 - 700

        Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
      • NELSON, HORATIO.
        Dec. 15, 2005

        NELSON, HORATIO.

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("NELSON & BRONTE") TO SAMUEL BARKER, thanking him for his "truly kind letter", informing Barker that he has no plans to visit Yarmouth ("being at this moment only absent from Deal on leave for the benefit of my health"), remembering his gratitude to Barker and informing him that "Sir William & Lady Hamilton charge me to present their Compliments", with references to Mr Parker and Sir Thomas Troubridge; 1 page, 4to, Merton, 11 November 1801, endorsed on verso; browning and spotting, professionally removed from mount and backed with fine Japanese tissue LITERATURE Printed in Nicolas, Dispatches and Letters, vol.IV, pp.522-3 NOTE Samuel Barker was a merchant and leading civic figure in Great Yarmouth. Nelson had landed (with the Hamiltons) in the town in October 1800 on his eventual return to England after the Nile campaign. He had been greeted by an enthusiastic crowd and been granted the freedom of the town. More recently, Great Yarmouth had been Nelson's point of embarcation in the Copenhagen campaign.

        Sotheby's
      • NELSON, HORATIO,
        Dec. 15, 2005

        NELSON, HORATIO,

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        LORD. DOCUMENT SIGNED ("NELSON & BRONTE"), TO SIR ROBERT BARLOW, CAPTAIN OF HMS TRIUMPH , listing rendezvous numbers and the locations in the Mediterranean signified thereby and referring to the Signal Book, 1 page, folio, endorsed on verso, framed and mounted, HMS Amphion, off Toulon, 17 July 1803; faded at edges, professionally removed from mount LITERATURE Apparently unpublished (not in The Dispatches and Letters, Morrison Catalogues, or the New Letters). NOTE A significant document revealing the establishment of the rendezvous system when Nelson took command of the Mediterranean Squadron. This list, written less than ten days after Nelson took command of the Squadron, identifies rendezvous locations 53-96. These numbers (which were enlarged and revised over the following two years) were crucial to the maintenance of secrecy in the event that letters were captured by the enemy. The fleet was in continual movement between the various rendezvous, and these numbers appear again and again in his correspondence during his Mediterranean command (1803-5).

        Sotheby's
      • NELSON, HORATIO,
        Dec. 15, 2005

        NELSON, HORATIO,

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        LORD. LETTER SIGNED (''NELSON & BRONTE'') TO SIR ROBERT BARLOW captain of HMS Triumph, ordering him to take HMS Kent and to proceed with a transport (HMS Thetis) to the Bay of Rosas, there to load onto Kent "the Wine &c. which may be remaining on board the said Transport for the use of the Fleet", then leave the Thetis ("...for the purposes mentioned in my Order to the Commander...") and rejoin Nelson "on Rendevous Number 100"; 2 pages, folio, endorsed on integral blank, HMS Victory, 13 April 1804, framed; minor spotting, not examined out of frame NOTE Sir Robert Barlow (1757-1843) was one of Nelson's captains during his Mediterranean command, having commanded the Triumph (74 guns) since 1801. His connection to the Nelson family was to be long-lasting: his daughter Hilaire married William, first Earl Nelson, in 1828. This letter was written during Nelson's lengthy blockade of Toulon, which demanded his constant attention to the maintenance of supply lines. Nelson's order to the Thetis is not known to survive, but she was probably required to assist in Rosas following the destruction of HMS Hindostan by fire there on 2 April 1802.

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      • [NELSON, HORATIO
        Dec. 15, 2005

        [NELSON, HORATIO

        Est: £10,000 - £15,000

        LORD ]--VIRGIL. OPERA INTERPRETATIONE & NOTIS ILLUSTRAVIT CAROLUS RUAEUS, LONDON: H. KNAPLOCK ET AL., 1740 signed six times by horatio nelson when a schoolboy, also signed by other members of the Nelson family, and with annotations in ink and pencil in several hands throughout; 8vo, contemporary calf, tear to title page repaired with tape, 65mm tear at sig. 2N1, margins closely cropped by binder with loss to some headlines and annotations, some paper damage, browning, rebacked PROVENANCE Lord Horatio Nelson; William Nelson; Anna Gurney; Thomas Fowell Buxton; thence by descent NOTE This remarkable volume was used by the young Nelson when he was boarding at the William Paston School in North Walsham. He signed it in six places using three distinct forms of his name: "H. Nelson" (p.237), "Horace Nelson" (twice, pp.232-33), and "Horatio Nelson" (three times, pp.286, 394-95 (cropped), and the separately paginated index p.222). Nelson was known as Horace within the family as a child but only one other "Horace Nelson" signature is known to survive; his signature as a witness in the Burnham Thorpe marriage register (13 March 1769), which has been corrected in another hand (usually said to be his father's) to the more formal "Horatio". The same marriage register includes the only other known childhood "Horatio Nelson" signature (13 November 1769). Strong similarities between the signatures in the register and those in the current volume confirm that these are examples of Nelson's immature hand. Horatio Nelson wrote his name repeatedly in this volume in the days before his departure from Norfolk to join his first ship, HMS Raisonable. He departed in the second half of March; two of the signatures here are dated 14 March, with a third on the 11th. The book then passed to his brother William, whose name ("Wm Nelson") is found on the title page (dated 1771) and again at p.611. William was Horatio's fellow student at William Paston School. This copy of Virgil's works has seen heavy use as a school-book. In addition to the signatures it had been heavily annotated in a number of hands. There are English cribs of the Latin, notes of passages to be learnt, and other comments ("Grundy Beetson Rogue and Vagabond", sig. A2r). Of particular interest are some annotations to Aeneid Book II (pp.241-45) in a hand similar to that of the Nelson signatures, and the appearance four times of the name "Captain Maurice Suckling", the uncle who played such an important part in Nelson's early life. It is not known when the book passed out of the Nelson family, and perhaps it remained at the William Paston School. It evidently remained in Norfolk where it passed into an important and influential local family of wealthy Quakers. It was owned by Anna Gurney of Cromer, a prominent local lady who, as well as being a noted Old English scholar, was closely involved in naval affairs through her role in organising operations to save the lives of seamen wrecked off the Norfolk coast. Gurney (who had been paralysed from the age of ten months), lived for many years with her cousin Sarah Buxton, and following Gurney's death in 1857 the book passed to Sarah's nephew (who had also married a Gurney), Thomas Fowell Buxton (1822-1908).

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      • Horatio Nelson
        Jul. 05, 2005

        Horatio Nelson

        Est: £300 - £500

        The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, with Notes by Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas, 7 vol., portrait frontispiece, several maps and facsimile letters, light browning, several gatherings loose, publisher's cloth, worn, 8vo, Henry Colburn, 1845-1846

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      • Horatio Nelson
        Jul. 05, 2005

        Horatio Nelson

        Est: £400 - £500

        The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton, 2 vol., extra-illustrated with 25 plates (mostly portraits), navy blue crushed morocco, by Young & Sons, gilt panelled spine with anchor motifs, inner gilt dentelles, 8vo, Thomas Lovewell, 1814

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      • Horatio Nelson
        Jul. 05, 2005

        Horatio Nelson

        Est: £300 - £500

        The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton; with a supplement..., 2 vol. in one, engraved portrait, contemporary half calf, rebacked, Thomas Lovewell, 1814--The Naval Recorder, containing Authentick Memoirs of the late Lord Viscount Admiral Nelson, engraved frontispiece, some browning, modern half calf, Halifax, Joseph Nicholson, 1812--Jefferson Miles. Vindication of Admiral Lord Nelson's Proceedings in the Bay of Naples, engraved frontispiece, inscribed "from Vice Admiral C.S.J. Hawtayne", publisher's cloth, spine defective, A.H. Baily, 1843, 8vo--David Steel. Naval Chronologist, wood-engraved frontispiece and 5 engraved battle plans, later cloth, 16mo, for the author, [1801] (4)

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      • Horatio Nelson
        Jul. 05, 2005

        Horatio Nelson

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        Autograph letter signed ("Nelson & Bronte"), to Lord Barham, the First Lord, written in favour of the widow of Dr John Snipe, late Physician of the Fleet ("...a better Man in Private life nor a More Able Man in His Profession I never met with, and I much fear that His Death was principally owing to his going to Messina for the purpose of buying Lemon Juice for the fleet at Home which is likely to be obtain'd at 1/6 Pr Gallon instead of 8 or 9 Shillings..."), one page, 4to, framed and glazed (unexamined out of frame), [Merton], 13 September 1805

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      • Horatio Nelson
        Jul. 05, 2005

        Horatio Nelson

        Est: £400 - £600

        Signature ("Nelson & Bronte"), countersigned by his official secretary John Scott, cut from instructions issued to the Masters of HM Ships Victory, Royal Sovereign and Donegal; with instructions regarding defective sails and cable on HMS Canopus on the verso, cut from the foot of a folio sheet, framed and glazed, 24 x 22 cm., "the Victory at Sea", 12 September 1804

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      • Horatio Nelson
        Jul. 05, 2005

        Horatio Nelson

        Est: £300 - £400

        Signature ("Nelson & Bronte") from a document "Given on board the Victory off Toulon, the 10th day of June 1804", mounted on part of an album leaf, 54 x 83 mm., Victory off Toulon, 10 June 1804

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      • Horatio Nelson
        Jul. 05, 2005

        Horatio Nelson

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Autograph letter signed ("Nelson & Bronte"), to Captain Durban of HM Sloop Weazle, asking him to come on board the Victory ("...As I wish to have some conversation with You I desire that You will Join me as soon after the receipt of this letter as You can..."), and subscribing himself "with every good wish"; with a presentation inscription to an autograph-collecting young lady by Durban overleaf, one page, 4to, traces of mounting on verso, light overall browning and minor repairs, Victory, 27 August 1803

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      • Horatio Nelson
        Jul. 05, 2005

        Horatio Nelson

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Autograph letter signed ("Nelson & Bronte"), to Lewis Teissier of 22 Old Broad Street, regretting that he cannot see "Madame Bruyes" at 23 Piccadilly till Monday Noon, as he is obliged to be out of town and shall not return until Tuesday or Wednesday, integral autograph address leaf (marked by Nelson "If not in Town to be forwarded immediately to Epson"), recipient's docket, traces of mounting, some tears and dust-staining, "Saturday Evening", docketed 11 July 1801

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