Dundrennan was devoted to antiquarian literature, and possessed a large library — "a monument", according to Cockburn, "honourable to his taste and judgment". The collection was dispersed by sale on 10 November 1851 and eight following days. Lord Jeffrey was an intimate friend, and in 1843 Dundrennan selected and arranged the volume of Jeffrey's contributions to the Edinburgh Review, which was published in November of that year.
Dundrennan also issued in limited editions reprints of works by Geoffrey Mynshull, John Bellenden, Marlowe, Bishop Hall, and Thomas Carew, and prepared for publication the Works of Robert Herrick, with a biographical notice, (1823, 2 vols.), and for the Maitland Club, the Poems of William Drummond of Hawthornden (1832) the Works of Sir Thomas Urquhart (1834), and the Works of George Dalgarno of Aberdeen (1834).
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