Binding for John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe (1740-1804) (Ga.2c.14-16)

Three volumes of an 18th-century catalogue of the collections of the Musei Capitolini in Rome bear this binding incorporating the arms of John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe. As well as being a courtier and friend of George III, Roxburghe was an obsessive book-collector, and has given his name to one of the most famous bibliographical societies, the Roxburghe Club.

Given by Hugh Gatty.