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Lot 42: DUMAS, ALEXANDRE. LES TROIS MOUSQUETAIRES, 1844 (8 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8 volumes, 8vo (224 x 138mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-titles, original yellow printed wrappers, glassine covers on volumes 1-3, each volume in collector's quarter calf cases with marbled boards contained within two matching slipcases, small morocco book-labels inside cases, some neat repairs with occasional expert restoration to some spines (some slight loss to upper and lower backstrip and lower wrapper of volume 7), light occasional spotting to leaves and covers, very occasional water-staining, minor small tears to wrappers (sometimes expertly repaired), lower outer edge of upper wrapper and first few leaves of volume 4 slightly chipped
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when 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: Carteret I p.235