BINDINGS -- The British Essayists; with prefaces Biographical, Historical, and Critical, by the Rev. Robt. Lynam. London: J. F. Dove, 1827. 30 volumes, 12° (168 x 105mm). Engraved portrait (occasional light spotting and browning). Attractively-bound in contemporary polished calf gilt, spines gilt with red and black lettering-pieces (vol. one rebacked, extremities rubbed, some joints cracked). Provenance: "To my great Friend and Patron, Sir Wm. Fowle Middleton, Bart. of Shrubland Park, Suffolk. Sir Allow me, on this day, to present you with a Copy of my Edition of The British Essayists in 30 volumes -- and to beg your acceptance of a continuance of my esteem and sincerest gratitude. J. F. Dove. St. John's Square, Sept. 19, 1827" (presentation inscription on front free endpaper of vol. one) -- Sir William F. Fowle Middleton, Bart (armorial bookplate).
With Museum of Painting and Sculpture, or Collection of the Principal Pictures, Statues and Bas-Reliefs in the Public and Private Galleries of Europe (London, 1828, 16 vols. only (of 17, lacking vol. 11, engraved plates), and 8 other books, all bound in calf gilt. Sold as a Collection of Bindings, not subject to return. (54)