Memorials of the Lineage, Early Life, Education, and Development of the Genius of James Watt
( J. WATT ) WILLIAMSON, G.
Published: Thomas Constable for the Watt Club [Edinburgh], 1856
Stock code: 3990
Roy. 4to., First Edition, with an engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 engraved portraits, 6 plates (1 double-page, 3 tinted and 2 folding), 7 facsimiles (3 double-page and 1 folding) and a large folding engraved map, neat contemporary signature on title and front paste-down, some occasional light spotting; contemporary boards, very neatly rebacked in cloth to style, paper label, a very good, clean copy of a scarce work.
Neatly bound in before frontispiece is a double-page letter in facsimile from the Honourable Charles Grey acknowledging, on behalf of HRH Prince Albert, receipt of a copy of the book for the Royal Library. The letter repeats complimentary made by Queen Victoria in respect of the work. A printed slip transcribing the letter is bound in at end. With two relevant cuttings neatly affixed to front paste-down. A spare printed label is laid in at end. The Watt Club was formed after the inventor's death in 1819. Lowndes IV, 2858.