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on first free endpaper, in brown ink: In usum fratris Placide (not deciphered) / Anno Dni 1660 16 February / Laebrymans exaranit multa scriptes bing / libri

Provenance

C.H.A.M., 1606 (binding); Benedictine Abbey of Saints Peter and Paul, Melk, 1642. Hermann Marx, Cobham, England (d. 1948) (Lugt 2816a); (sale, Sotheby's London, 19 April 1948, no. 120). Davis and Orioli. William Alfred Westropp Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey, Essex (1885 - 1963); (sale, Sotheby's London, 11 July 2000, no. 251); (Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London); purchased 2000 by NGA.