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Inscription

by later hands inside upper cover upper right in ink: 78-51-8; center in brown ink: Bettisfield Library / 1789; center in graphite: title, portrait, 8 leaves, 41 plates / complete [?] / 42 plates / Bologne 1787 / portrait + 41 plates; (underlined): ref / BERLIN KAT 2644 / CICOGNARA 863 / JESSON P329; upper right first free endpaper in brown ink: Thos. Hanmer; upper left inside lower cover: 2781/773

Provenance

Bettisfield Library (1789 inscription on pastedown). Thomas Hanmer (signature on front free endpaper). Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow (bookplate), Boston, acquired from Grinke, 1978; (Sale Christie's via Ursus Books, New York, Tuesday 29, October 2013, no. 773); purchased as an anonymous gift to NGA, 2013.