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Reference number

Vol 27

Purpose

Thomas Major (1720-1799), Volume entitled, on title page, The/Original Drawings/ for a Work/Intituled/The Ruins of/Paestum,/or Posidonia/Engraved by/ T:Major/1768 (1758 in pencil is added at the end of the second line), followed by an Index to the drawings on the next page. Insc: on the flyleaf: Bought at Mr. Major's Sale 24 April 1800 - Cost 5 Guineas. Marbled boards, with leather spine insc: Original Drawings/for Major's Paestum (540 x 385)

Inscribed

on the flyleaf: Bought at Mr. Major’s Sale 24 April 1800 - Cost 5 Guineas.  Original Drawings/for Major’s Paestum

Medium and dimensions

Marbled boards, with leather spine insc:  (540 x 385)

Hand

Thomas Major (1720 - 1799)

Level

Drawing

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