HAYLEY, William. ~ An Essay on Painting, in a poetical Epistle to an eminent Painter. With Notes. To which is added An Epistle to a Friend, on the Death of John Thornton, Esq. And An Ode inscribed to John Howard, Esq; F.R.S. Author of “The State of English and Foreign Prisons.” The second Edition... Printed by Pat Byrne... Dublin. 1781.
—————. An Essay on History; in three Epistles to Edward Gibbon, Esq. With Notes... Dublin: Printed for Pat Byrne... 1781. [And:]
—————. The Triumphs of Temper; a Poem. In six Cantos... Dublin: Printed for Messrs. White, Jenkin, Wilson, Byrn, Walker, and Lynch. 1781.
3 works in one vol., 8vo (181 × 109 mm), pp. , 111, , imprint within an engraved vignette, without half-title (as are a number of the copies listed in ESTC); , 123, ; xv, , 126, , complete with half-title and final advertisement leaf; contemporary polished calf, a few marks, upper joint cracked at head, headcap chipped, two creases to spine; contemporary ink ownership inscription of William Monsell to title of first work.
Three scarce Dublin editions. ‘This Poem (Essay on Painting) is enriched with more valuable Notes than we remember to have met with in any Work.—M. Rev.’ (from final advertisement leaf).