[GOUGH, RICHARD]. An Account of a Rich Illuminated Missal executed for John Duke of Bedford, Regent of France under Henry VI. And afterwards in the Possession of the Late Duchess of Portland. London: J. Nichols, 1794. 4to, full blue straight-grained morocco, spine and cover borders elaborately gilt, a little rubbed. 4 engraved plates by James Edwards.

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[GOUGH, RICHARD]. An Account of a Rich Illuminated Missal executed for John Duke of Bedford, Regent of France under Henry VI. And afterwards in the Possession of the Late Duchess of Portland. London: J. Nichols, 1794. 4to, full blue straight-grained morocco, spine and cover borders elaborately gilt, a little rubbed. 4 engraved plates by James Edwards.

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James Edwards (1757-1811) acquired the Bedford Missal at the Duchess of Portland's sale in 1786 for #213.3 (see lot...). "[It] was purchased at his sale by the Marquis of Blandford, afterwards Duke of Marlborough, for six hundred and eighty-seven pounds, fifteen shillings. It is now in the British Museum."--Fletcher, English Book Collectors, p. 299.
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