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the librarianship of the Royal Institution in 1804, and for one of the secretaryships of the Society of Antiquaries in 1806. His two sons died before him; a daughter survived him. His own death took place on 18 Nov. 1847.

The following, it is believed, is a complete list of his publications, in chronological order; those enclosed in brackets were issued privately, from twenty-four to fifty copies only of each being printed: 1. Essays in the ‘European Magazine,’ and contributions to the ‘Quiz’ (Nos. 20, 33), 1797. 2. ‘Poems,’ 1797. 3. ‘Chart of an Analysis of Blackstone on the Rights of Persons,’ 1797. 4. ‘The Law of the Poor Rate,’ 1798. 5. ‘Introduction to the Knowledge of the Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics,’ 1802; 2nd edition, 1804; 3rd edition, 1808; 4th edition, 1827. 6. ‘History of Cheltenham,’ 1803. 7. Translation of ‘Fénelon's Treatise on the Education of Daughters,’ 1805. 8. ‘The Director,’ a periodical which extends to 2 vols. Of this he wrote, perhaps, two-thirds, the ‘Bibliographiana’ and ‘British Gallery,’ 1807. 9. Quarles's ‘Judgment and Mercy for Afflicted Souls,’ 1807, edited under the name of Reginald Wolfe. 10. [‘Account of the first printed Psalter at Mentz, and the Mentz Bible of 1450–5’ reprinted from Dr. Aikin's ‘Athenæum’ and the ‘Classical Journal’], 1807–11. 11. ‘More's Utopia,’ translated by R. Robinson, 1808, reprinted, Boston, 1878. 12. [‘Specimen Bibliothecæ Britannicæ’], 1808. 13. ‘Bibliomania,’ 1809; 2nd edition, 1811; 3rd edition, 1842, with a supplement giving a key to the characters in the dialogue; 4th edition, 1876. 14. [‘Specimen of an English De Bure’], 1810. 15. ‘The Typographical Antiquities of Great Britain,’ 1810, 1812, 1816, 1819. 16. ‘Rastell's Chronicle,’ 1811. 17. [‘The Lincolne Nosegay’], 1811. 18. [‘Book Rarities in Lord Spencer's Library,’ consisting chiefly of an account of the Dantes and Petrarchs at Spencer House], 1811. 19. [‘Bibliography, a Poem’], 1812. 20. ‘Bibliotheca Spenceriana,’ 1814–15. 21. ‘Bibliographical Decameron,’ 1817. 22. [Feylde's ‘Complaynt of a Lover's Life. Controversy between a Lover and a Jaye,’ for the Roxburghe Club], 1818. 23. ‘Sermons preached in Brompton, Quebec, and Fitzroy Chapels,’ 1820. 24. ‘Bibliographical, Antiquarian, and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany,’ 1821. A second edition, in a smaller form and with fewer, but some additional, illustrations, appeared in 1829. It was translated into French in 1825 by Licquet and Crapelet. 25. There appeared also at Paris in 1821, ‘Letter 9me relative à la Bibliothèque publique de Rouen,’ with notes by Licquet, and ‘Lettre 30me concernant l'Imprimerie et la Librairie de Paris,’ with notes by Crapelet. 26. [‘Roland for an Oliver,’ an answer to Crapelet's notes on the 30th letter of the ‘Tour’], 1821. 27. ‘Ædes Althorpianæ,’ 1822, with a supplement to the ‘Bibliotheca Spenceriana.’ 28. Contributions to a periodical called ‘The Museum,’ 1822–5. 29. ‘Catalogue of the Cassano Library,’ with a general index to the Spencer Catalogue, 1823. 30. [‘La Belle Marianne’], 1824. 31. ‘Library Companion,’ 1824; 2nd edition, 1825. 32. [A Reply to the Critiques on this in various reviews], 1824. 33. ‘Sermons preached in St. Mary's, Bryanston Square,’ 1825. 34. Payne's Translation of Three Books of the De Imitatione Christi, ascribed to T. à Kempis, with an introduction on the author, the editions, and the character of the work, 1828. 35. ‘A Sermon on the Visitation of Archdeacon Cambridge,’ 1831. 36. ‘A Pastor's Advice to his Flock in Time of Trouble,’ 1831. 37. ‘Sunday Library,’ 1831. 38. ‘Bibliophobia,’ 1832. 39. ‘Lent Lectures preached in St. Mary's, Bryanston Square,’ 1833. 40. Holbein's ‘Icones Biblicæ,’ with an introduction, 1834; 2nd edition (in Bohn's Illustrated Library), 1858. 41. ‘Reminiscences of a Literary Life,’ 1836. 42. ‘Bibliographical, Antiquarian, and Picturesque Tour in the Northern Counties of England and Scotland,’ 1838. 43. ‘Cranmer, a Novel,’ 1839; 2nd edition, 1843. This is utterly worthless, but it mentions the price given by Lord Spencer for the ‘Stuttgart Virgils,’ which is studiously concealed in the ‘Tour,’ where the account of the transaction is told at length. 44. Sermons, 1843. 45. Three letters to the Bishop of Llandaff, 1843. 46. ‘The Old Paths,’ 1844. Among his contemplated publications was a ‘History of Dover,’ of which one sheet was printed and some of the engravings finished, and he wrote a small portion of a ‘Bibliographical Tour in Belgium.’ He published also a few single sermons, and a preface to a guide to Reading: these may be seen in a volume in the British Museum marked C. 28 i., formerly belonging to Dr. Bliss. It contains also several prospectuses of his literary undertakings, and many autograph letters written to Dr. Bliss, which give a sad picture of the poverty and illness by which his latter days were harassed.

[Dibdin's Reminiscences of a Literary Life, Lond. 1836; Haslewood's Roxburghe Revels, privately printed, Edinb. 1837; Gent. Mag. vol. xxix. new ser. pp. 87–92, 338, January 1848; Lowndes's Bibl. Man. (Bohn), pp. 639–42; Jordan's Men I have Known, Lond. 1866, pp. 169–77.]

H. R. L.