Folio. London: Humphrey Milford and the Oxford University Press, 1922. Folio. pp. 22. 117 plates, including 6 in color on rectos only. Publisher's red cloth, a bit worn but a good copy. Limited to 650 copies, this copy #249. This “unique copy” was found among Flaxman's papers after his death, was auctioned in 1828, eventually sold to William Beckford, was transferred to Hamilton Palace upon the marriage of Beckford's daughter to the tenth Duke, and remained there until its discovery in a portfolio of prints. More recently it was purchased by Paul Mellon for Yale and was reproduced in full by the Trianon Press. (Inventory #: 107984)
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