'This very curious book containing the illustrations to Sturts Prayer Book appears from the writing on the back of the frontispiece to have been presented to the Lady Anne Hyde, daughter of the Earl of Clarendon and the first wife of the Duke of York afterwards James the Second, and from circumstances known to the writer of this note there is much reason to believe that subsequently this book became the property of the Duchess of Buckingham wife of John Sheffield Duke of Buckingham who built Buckingham House, now the Royal Palace in St. James's Park. This book is presented to Lucy Catherine Hatchett by her affectionate Grandfather Chas. Hatchett. Bell Vue House Chelsea 6th February 1841.'

Type: Inscription


is carried by 'The history of ye Old & New Testament in cutts', London, printed by Wm: R: for Iohn Williams in Crosse-keyes Court in Litle Brittaine, 1671, State Library Victoria, Melbourne (RAREEMM 721/13)">
refers to Anne Hyde, Duchess of York (1637–1671)>
refers to James II of England>
refers to Catherine Sheffield, Duchess of Buckingham and Normanby (d. 1743)>
refers to John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1648–1721)>
refers to Charles Hatchett (1765–1847)>
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