NELSON, Horatio). WARNER, Oliver WARNER, Oliver HAMILTON, Emma HAMILTON, William
Title: Emma Hamilton and Sir William. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Chatto & Windus, London, 1960,
Seller ID: 25999
(NELSON, Horatio). WARNER, Oliver. Emma Hamilton and Sir William. London : Chatto & Windus, 1960. First Printing. Pp. (8),9-223,(1), + 8 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Oliver Warner follows up the resounding success of his 'A Portrait of LordNelson' with a book about the two people closest to Nelson, who made up wi th him the most celebrated menage a trois in history. The narrative, built upon original documents some of which have never been published, takes us from the birth of Sir William Hamilton in 1730 to the year of Waterloo, whenEmma Hamilton died in poverty at Calais. Sir William emerges as an engagin g and versatile man, with his political acumen, his antiquarian interests, his passion for sport, art and volcanoes. The first part of the book is enriched by the touching letteres of Sir William's first wife, and by a very peculiar correspondence with his nephew, Greville, when the latter is tryingto unload Emma, his mistress, on to Sir William. Emma herself -- vital, ab surd, beautiful, tragic, docile yet tempestuous -- though she must remain to some extent an enigma, is treated with a sympathy which helps us to se her as Nelson saw her, and to understand what she meant to him." - from the dustjacket. Very good in spine-chipped, nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 20.00