Binding stamp of George Agar-Ellis, Baron Dover (1797-1833)
Three variants of the gold-stamped arms of George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, Baron Dover, politician and patron of the arts, and a key figure in the formation of the National Gallery. The first image is from the cover of William Stewart Rose's Apology addressed to the Traveller's club (1825). The second image is from a copy of William Mason's poems (1805). The arms and spine ornaments in the third and fourth images date from after his elevation to the peerage as Baron Dover in 1831, and appear on the cover of a lavishly illustrated volume on the coronation of James II printed in 1685, and given by Ralph Hare Griffin.