~ Memorials of Early Genius and Achievements in the Pursuit of Knowledge. London and Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson, 1848.
8vo (160 × 98 mm), pp. 320, , plus frontispiece and engraved title page. Contemporary full morocco, with decorative gilt borders with stamped decoration, gilt panelled spine and gilt edges. Gift inscription. Spine very slightly rubbed, but an excellent copy.
A book celebrating inspirational figures from history such as Newton, Michaelangelo, Dante and Giotto and the discoveries they made. It includes subjects on The Philosophic Spirit, Genius in the Fine Arts, The Poetic Gift, Scientific Genius and The Inventive Faculty.