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A Memoir Of The Life And Works Of William Wyon, Esq., A.R.A., Chief Engraver Of The Royal Mint. - [Epigraph]

RA Collection: Book

Record number



(London:: Printed By W. Nicol, 51, Pall Mall.), 1837.

Physical Description

xii, 213, [1] p.; 222 mm. (Octavo.)


[T.p., dedic.] - Contents - Introduction - [Divisional t.p., 'The Life'] - [Text] - Works - Conclusion - [Colophon].

Responsibility Note

The author is not named, but the dedication and Conclusion are printed above the name of Nicholas Carlisle. The printer is named on the verso of the title-page and in the colophon. The work is dedicated by Nicholas Carlisle to Sir Herbert Taylor.

Summary Note

The section entitled 'Works' lists Wyon's works under the headings: Coins of England, Ireland, East Indies; Colonial coins; Portugal; Mexico; Medals; Seals; Early productions; Works in progress. This work was followed later in the same year by, 'A Postscript To A Memoir Of The Life And Works Of Willian Wyon, Esq., A.R.A., Chief Engraver Of The Royal Mint.'

Immediate source of Acquisition

Purchased in, 1867. (See Librarian's Report, RA Annual Report for 1867, p. 26).


A preliminary leaf is inscribed in ink, 'Presented by the Author to J H Markland February 1837.'

Copy Note

A signed autograph letter from William Wyon to J.H. Markland, carrying the date of Dec. 26th 1838, has been tipped in.

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, green cloth-covered boards; gilt-decorated spine, green morocco spinelabel lettered 'Memoir Of Wyon, A.R.A.', spine lettered 'R.A.' Bound A Postcript to a Memoir of ... Wyon [07/3110]

Name as Subject


Coins - Medals - Seals - Medalists - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Catalogues - Biography - Great Britain - 19th century


Nicholas Carlisle, author, previous owner
William Nicol, printer
Lt Gen Sir Herbert Taylor, dedicatee
James Heywood Markland, previous owner