T. Nelson & Sons, London, 1881. Hardback. 251 Pages. Book Condition: Good. No Dust Jacket. Decorated and embossed brown cloth, with gilt panels containing title to front and spine. Some bumping to spine ends and wear to corners. Only very slight wear to bevelled edges. Frontispiece engraving of James Watt with kettle, legend 'Watt's Experiments with Steam'. Green floral end papers. Gift certificate to inside front cover dated 1883. No other markings or inscriptions. Short lives of James Cook, Benjamin West, John Hunter, James Ferguson, James Watt, Alexander Wilson, Robert Bloomfield, William Falconer, Humphrey Davy, Carsten Niebuhrm, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, William Caxton, John Leyden, William Edwards, John Opie, Adam Clarke, Peter Horberg, and Alexander Murray.