Privately Printed by Lloyd’s, 1st.ed., 1932. Xii + 525 pp., 21 photo-plates & facsimiles. Re-bound in black cloth ; gilt ; original gilt arms inset on front cover. 26 x 20cm. Some marks to half-title o/w FINE. This is the definitive and only full study of the important collection of Nelson relics, silver, autograph letters and documents held at Lloyd’s. The book contains invaluable biographical references and extensive footnotes on Lord Nelson’s private and professional friends, and it remains the only comprehensive catalogue of the collection. Divided into six main sections, Part One deals with the swords, vases, plate, etc. Parts Two, Three and Four cover the letters, manuscripts and documents – the collection holds some important papers. Part Five examines the Trafalgar papers of the Patriotic Fund, plus other letters and documents. Finally, Part Six describes the portraits and miscellaneous items. An appendix contains a valuable letter added to the collection when the book was almost finished. There are also five useful indices : (1) Biographical Notices of Persons. (2) Biographical Notices of Ships. (3) Persons by or from whom letters are written. (4) Persons to whom letters are addressed. (5) Numerical Index. Dawson’s study of this unique collection contains a wealth of information and biographical detail not easily found elsewhere. The book, with its attractive armorial binding, is illustrated with 21 photographs and facsimiles.