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58v (SM volume 39)


58v (SM volume 39)


(pencil) VSO AD MARIN / TERM[..]NO LXXX / [c.12] XXV (see Translations of and notes on Latin inscriptions in this sketchbook at the end of this catalogue) / The women ^ continue to kiss the Rock upon a supposition / it split at the Crucifixion / and rough view of the rock / Came to the Alabaster Mines wc seems to be hew'd from / the ruins of the superior Mountain; it could / not be raised but in very small pieces / Transudations from Limestone / The Wine sells for o / 1000 Foliettes (foglietta, measure for liquids usually wine) make 1 Botta (botte, cask or barrel) wc sells / .83 / from 9 to 12 Scudi / Monte Circello, limestone above, & Tuffa / below, we did not see the Tuffa in the Mountain / but on seeing some at Santa Felice & asking from



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