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identifying provenance evidence

Identify bookbinding with Christogram, late 18th early 19th C
Query:
Trying to identify collection/former owner who may have bound this volume.
Created:
2017-09-06 (last changed: 2017-09-06 ) by Katharine Hogg
Description:
Folio volume in red morocco (excuse poor photo quality) with gold tooling and Christogram front and back. Former owner inscriptions for 'Sampson Soley Gloucester', and 'Fras: Mapp. 1784'. Watermark clear 'ProPatria' and 'GR' on front free end-paper.
Bibliographic Details:
G.F. Handel's Messiah, imprint of Randall & Abell, 4th issue of full score (issued by Randall alone), ca. 1768. Further bib details on online catalogue, accession no. 1638
Holding Institution:
Gerald Coke Handel Collection, The Foundling Museum
 
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