HRH Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge, library stamp
From the library of Adolphus Frederick (1774-1850), son of George III, first Duke of Cambridge and viceroy of Hanover. At the outbreak of war with France in 1793 Adolphus was appointed a Colonel in the Hanoverian army.
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