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Inscription

Latin inscription in pen and ink: plautii/Exaudiri haud decet inhonesta rogantes/hec amici et lex prima traditur./Sapho/Non veniunt in unum pudor atque amor/Mos est nunc juvemus si quisquis discere volunt/Gaudent debiu[?]bus fugiunt dispendia quoque

Provenance

Friedrich Wilhelm Roloff, Berlin (based on inscription in album before it was dismantled; remained as part of an album until c. 2003). Library of the Marienstiftgymnasium, Stettin (now Szeczecin), Pomerania (the library dissolved by Poland after World War II). Private collection. (Dr. Jörn Günther, Hamburg, by 2003); Mr. and Mrs. Ladislaus von Hoffmann, Washington, D.C.; (Adrian Eeles Ltd., London); purchased 2016 by NGA.