IMAGINATIVE BIOGRAPHY By Sir Egerton Brydges, Bart. [Vols I and II].
LONDONSaunders and Otley. 1834. [Vol. 1]: viii, , 2 - 298 pp; [Vol II]: [iv], , 2 - 288 pp. Contemporary half binding, calf over marbled boards with the Coat of Arms of the Signet Library in gilt on front and rear boards; title on spine and raised bands, gilt. All edges sprinkled. The corners and edge of spine have a single blind fillet. 12mo. Vol I: Front and back boards are rubbed and both are detached ; gilt on the spine dull; corners and extremities are bumped with loss of leather to bottom front corner. Text is bright and clean although upper edge of text block is dust-soiled; thin line of staining to corners of the endpapers from the leather. Library label to front end paste-down. Vol II: Binding as for Vol I except that the boards are cracking at inner hinges, but still attached. The rest as for Vol I. First edition. Very good copies, but in need of restoration to the bindings.The Society of Writers of the Signet is the oldest legal society in the world and is a private society of Scottish solicitors and forms part of the College of Justice.