[IRELAND, William Henry (1777-1835)]. Chalcographimania; or, the portrait-collector and printseller's chronicle ... by Satiricus Sculptor. London: J.G. Barnard for R.S. Kirby, 1814. One volume in 2, 8° (215 x 133mm). Title in red and black with woodcut vignette, engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated with 174 engraved, etched or woodcut plates (many mounted to size, the majority portraits) and 3 original mounted pen, ink and watercolour portraits. Near-contemporary purple straight-grained morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, gilt edges (light scuffing). Provenance: BGS (monogram on booklabel). FIRST EDITION. Lowndes I, p. 402 & II, p. 1164.
[W.H. IRELAND]. Vortigern, an historical tragedy ... And Henry the Second, an historical drama. London: J. Barker [etc.], 1799. 2 parts in one volume, 8° (205 x 125mm). General title, two part titles. (Title and final leaf spotted.) Earlier 19th-century half calf (extremities rubbed). Provenance: G.R. Joliffe (signature and bookplate, ms notes on loosely-inserted leaf). FIRST EDITION. Lowndes II, p. 1164. -- [Sir Henry Bate and Mary DUDLEY]. Passages selected by Distinguished Personages on the Great Literary Trial of Vortigern and Rowena. London: H. Brown for J. Ridgway, [?1798-?1796]. 4 volumes in one, small 8° (158 x 98mm). (Lacking half-titles.) Contemporary calf. Mixed later editions. A satire on leading public figures of the day professing to be quotations from Ireland's play. Lowndes II, p. 1164; and 13 others by or relating to Ireland in 14 volumes, including his Ballads in Imitation of the Ancient (1801), The Modern Ship of Fools (1807), Jack Junk (1814) in original boards, and 2 other copies of the last work. (18)