Description: 8vo (221 x 140mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, half-title, paper watermarked "H.S. Hitt 1815" and "H.S. Hitt 1814", 6pp. publisher's adverts dated June 1815 (announcing Rogers' Jacqueline and with Campbell's Selected Beauties described as "in the press") and 2 titles and 2 half-titles for Byron's Works at end, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, collector's blue cloth chemise and slipcase, some soiling to lower wrapper, small tear at foot of spine, slightly darkened at page corners, final three leaves with some soiling
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Griffith and Jones p.39; Wise I pp.103-104
Provenance: Sale, Sotheby's London, 13 January 1987, lot 468
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