1809 · London:
by [Fore-edge Painting] HORACE [Quintus Horatius Flaccus]; William BAXTER; Johann Matthias GESNER; Johann Carl ZEUNE; Richard BENTLEY.
London:: J. Johnson, T. Payne, R. Faulder, G. Wilkie & J. Robinson, . . . 1809., 1809. 8vo. xlviii, 787,  pp. Original full crimson red straight-grain morocco, covers elaborately gilt, raised bands, a.e.g.; rubbed, top spine chipped a bit, corner shows wear. Bookplate of Bernardine Murphy; title-page ink signature (upper margin) of John Parr, 1815. Very good. With a fore-edge painting by the "Dover" artist showing the Plain and Bay of "Sorrento," drawn by J. D Harding, engraved by E. Goodall, ca.1832 [or 1844], Italy. With the title hand-written by the artist, painted ca.1920-30s. PROVENANCE: Bookplate of Bernadine Murphy Donahue (1904-1968), a prominent California Catholic philanthropist who married Daniel Donahue in 1954 and established the Daniel Murphy Foundation in 1957 in memory of her father, to promote Roman Catholic causes. "So helpful to the Church was the foundation that Pope John XXIII conferred on Bernardine the title of 'Papal Countess,' the only title given to an American during his pontificate. Several years later, Pope Paul VI conferred on Daniel the title, 'Gentleman of His Holiness,' the highest award bestowed on a layman in the Church, and the first such Award ever given to an American. The Countess died unexpectedly in 1968" (Burks). Burks, Lisa. "Bernadine Murphy Donahue." Find A Grave Memorial #16920718, 2006.
(Inventory #: FF2426)