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Memorials of the Lineage, Early Life, Education, and Development of the Genius of James Watt.

pp. x, (ii), xi, (iii), (15)-262, (ii). Engraved portrait frontispiece on India paper, folding map, 14 plates [double-page tinted lithograph view of Greenock - 6 lithographs of which 2 are tinted and 1 folding, 7 facsimile letters]. Original glazed paper boards with paper spine label, slight wear to the spine ends and edges, joints firm, title and end-papers foxed, with blind stamp of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society on the front free end-paper, frontispiece and title, binder's ticket of ALEXANDER BANKS, Edinburgh, on the rear paste-down, a very good copy.

*This copy is enhanced by the presence of a lithographed copy of the acceptance letter from Charles Grey, Balmoral Castle, on behalf of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, 1856, tipped in before the title; a printed transcript of this is also tipped in at the end. In addition, there is the autograph letter from R. H. KIRTON, of Tangyes Limited Engineers, Cornwall Works, Birmingham, 1910 to MR. FOX, of the Polytechnic - '........... I have just come from the Museum after an absence of 4 weeks and brought with me the book promised a year ago. This is a copy I was fortunate to pick up with 2 others some time ago, and has a copy of the letter in which Queen Victoria accepted a copy for the Library at Balmoral. The bulk of those I have been able to secure are minus this interesting document and I venture to think you will be glad to have such a copy for the Library of the Polytechnic...............'.

Printed for the Watt Club by Thomas Constable, Printer to Her Majesty.

Date Published: 1856. 4to.

Stock No. 62285

Price: 120.00