1890 · London:
by BALL, Sir Robert Stawell (1840-1913).
London:: Cassell, 1890., 1890. 8vo. [x], 376,  pp. 92 figs. Blue gilt-stamped cloth; binding loose, soiled, rubbed. Gift inscription dated 1891; ownership signature of Henry Poulter, 30th October 1926. "It has long been the custom at the Royal Institution of Great Britain to provide each Christmastide a course of Lectures specially addressed to a juvenile audience. On two occasions, namely, in 1881 and in 1887, the Managers entrusted this honourable duty to me. The second course was in the main a repetition of the first; and on my notes and recollections of both the present little volume has been founded" – from the preface.
(Inventory #: RW1015)