Presidential Address by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales to the British Association for the Advancement of Science
EDWARD VIII & RUTHERFORD, Ernest
Oxford, British Association for the Advancement of Science. 1926.
Presidential Address by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales to the British Association for the Advancement of Science; 4to;contemporary blue morocco gilt, upper cover with decorative border enclosing gilt lettered title Sir Ernest Rutherford's copy, signed by the author ("Edward P") on the title-page, typed-letter signed by Alan Lascelles, Edward's Assistant Private Secretary, on St. James's Palace headed paper to Rutherford enclosing this copy of the book tipped onto front free endpaper. Noble prize winner Rutherford was president of the Association in 1923, and also at the time of the address president of the Royal Society. The letter states that "The Prince of Wales desires me to send you with his best wishes, the enclosed copy of his Presidential address... which he has autographed", dated 9 August 1926. Ownership inscription of R.S. Creed, Oxford, December 1937 to front free end paper. Creed was a student of Nobel prize winner Charles Sherrington, with whom he presented a paper (on Flexor muscles) to the Royal Society in November 1926, with Rutherford in the Chair as President. A fine copy, spine slightly rubbed.