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An Epitome of the Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinople, from the death of Augustus to the death of Heraclius. Edited by Rev. C.J. Fynes Clinton.
Oxford:: University Press, 1853.. 8vo. vi, 524, [2] pp. Index. Original full dark green morocco, stamped “Fortem Posce Animum” [“Pray for a strong will” – Juvenal], and on the lower cover: Honi soit qui Mal y Pense” = “Evil to him who evil thinks”; joints rubbed. Student's prize, for George Rodney Scott (d. March 3, 1929)*, at Winchester College, July, 8, 1866. [* later a Fellow of Merton College]; bookplate of Bernardine Murphy. Very good. With a fore-edge painting by the “Dover” artist, “Ponte Rotti, Rome.” With the title hand-written by the artist. Painted ca.1920-30s. Fore-edge painting of “Rotti Bridge, Rome.” The “Ponte Rotto” was drawn by J.D. Harding and engraved by Edward Francis Finden, ca.1834, and the fore-edge artist has used this view to apply to the edge of Clinton's Chronology of Rome. The provenance suggests that Scott was the owner through 1929 and on his death it may have found its way to Marks & Co., perhaps by scouting or by auction. From that date it is consistent with other pieces also painted by the ‘Dover' painter, though this tends to support the point that the earliest date this book could have received a fore-edge painting would have been in 1929. ¶ 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. ¶ George Rodney Scott authored, Brief Summary of a Course of Lectures on Greek History, 1877.
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