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Inscription

on upper paste-down upper right in ink: 82-61-8(b); center underlined in brown ink: George Penfold; lower center in graphite: the first edition: London [1737-38] / i.e. vol I has Bickham imprint and (ref Grove's Dist.) / vol II has Corbett imprint / ref: Rosenwald: no 1743 / p. 67 Handel; lower paste-down upper right in graphite: 2800 / 400/[2?]

Provenance

George Penfold (signature on paste-down); Marlborough Rare Books; acquired in 1982 by Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, Boston (bookplate); (sale, Christie's New York via Ursus Rare Books, 20 June 2013, no. 400); purchased 2013 by NGA.