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Inscription

by later hands, inside upper cover upper right in ink: 84-66-3; center in graphite: 1770-1775 / ref: Louis Guimbaud only knows of one copy / containing all six parts, as does this copy: namely the copy of Maurice Pereire / Rome 40 plates - Guimbaud no. 59 / Rome 20 plates - Guimbaud no. 62 / Bologna 40 plates - Guimbaud no. 65 / Venice 40 plates - Guimbaud no. 68 / Naples 30 plates - Guimbaud no. 66 / Herculaneum and Naples 20 plates - Guimbaud no. 67 / plus 10 untitled plates at the end / not part of this work - very rare; free endpaper facing title plate upper left in brown ink underlined: 480; upper right of title plate in graphite underlined: B3L; lower cover upper left in graphite: 9/13/-; upper right: 2781/768

Provenance

John Preachey, Sussex (bookplate dated 1782). West Dean Library, Sussex (library label). acquired from Marlborough Rare Books, 1984; Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, Boston (bookplate); (Christie's via Ursus Books, New York, sale: Tuesday 29, October, 2013, lot 768); purchased 2013 as an anonymous gift to NGA.

Bibliography
1912
Cohen, Henri. Guide de l'amateur de livres a gravures de XVIIIe siecle. 6th edition revised and enlarged by Seymour de Ricci. Paris: Librairie A. Rouquette, 1912: 931