Nelson & His World

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 Post subject: Could this book be more interesting than it looks!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:01 pm 
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This book with hand written notes, could it be more interesting than it looks?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/381733846530?clk_rvr_id=1077865885780&item=381733846530&lgeo=1&vectorid=229508&rmvSB=true&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-53481-19255-0%252F1%253Fff3%253D2%2526toolid%253D10039%2526campid%253D5337481010%2526customid%253DDeals6i.co.uk%2526item%253D381733846530%2526vectorid%253D229508%2526lgeo%253D1%2526srcrot%253D710-53481-19255-0%2526rvr_id%253D1077865885780&clk_rvr_id=1077865885780&item=381733846530&lgeo=1&vectorid=229508&rmvSB=true&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-53481-19255-0%252F1%253Fff3%253D2%2526toolid%253D10039%2526campid%253D5337481010%2526customid%253DDeals6i.co.uk%2526item%253D381733846530%2526vectorid%253D229508%2526lgeo%253D1%2526srcrot%253D710-53481-19255-0%2526rvr_id%253D1077865885780&ul_noapp=true

One page has this genealogy. And then there is a letter, not sure if it was stuck inside the book?


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 Post subject: Re: Could this book be more interesting than it looks!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:05 pm 
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The notes and clippings add a bit of interest to the volume but would anybody in their right mind be prepared to pay £12,000?

Mark - I await your comments with interest!

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 Post subject: Re: Could this book be more interesting than it looks!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:33 pm 
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I have noticed this book has been advertised on ebay off and on now for several months. I think it's increased in price every time it's been offered. It's also advertised on Abebooks @ £9,600 (postage extra £4.10)

Apart from appearing to be the first edition of one of Nelson's more notable biographers, I would not have thought it has any further merit to warrant this sort of valuation.

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 Post subject: Re: Could this book be more interesting than it looks!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:56 am 
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This book has now been discounted on ebay. Cheap as chips at £7,500.

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 Post subject: Re: Could this book be more interesting than it looks!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:37 pm 
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This book is now being offered on ebay at £35,000! (postage is now free).

The description has been amended somewhat, highlighting the masonic content of the additional correspondence included in the sale.

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