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Edward Gibbon: Annotated playing cards

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8476

Scope and Contents

Six playing cards, with notes on the back by Gibbon relating to his reading.


  • Creation: 1780 (circa)


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Custodial History

Bought by Sir Geoffrey Keynes from the collection of Geoffrey Madan at Sotheby's, 1967.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.

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