Description: 8vo (163 x 100mm.), FIRST EDITION, wood-engraved frontispiece, added engraved title and illustrations in the text after Birket Foster, original maroon fine-diaper cloth, elaborately blocked in blind and gilt, all edges gilt, collector's chemise and morocco-backed slipcase, upper cover and spine slightly faded, some wear to head and foot of spine, corners rather bumped
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: Sadleir 930; Wolff 2420
Provenance: Sotheby's (Hodgson's) London, 8 February 1979, lot 33; Geoffrey Keynes, with his pencil ownership signature on front endpaper, and bibliographical note beneath; his sale, Sotheby's London, 19 December 2000, lot 216
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