Description: 3 volumes, 8vo (205 x 128mm.), FIRST EDITION, [first]-third series, engraved title-pages by C. Cook and I.S. Gwilt, 17 plates by Cruickshank, Leech and others, 2 portraits, half-titles, volume 1 with p.236 blank and slip inserted, 4pp. of publisher's advertisements at the end of volume 2, publisher's brown ribbed cloth stamped in blind and lettered in gilt (series 1 Sadleir's b binding, series 2-3 Sadleir's c binding), collector's red morocco pull-off cases, pencil cartoon in lower blank half of p.222 vol.1, vol.1 recased, all volumes with some wear to hinges, occasional spotting and browning
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: Cohn 50; Sadleir 156c, 156e and 156f
Provenance: Jemima Perry, ownership inscription dated February 1844, second series; John F. Talmage, bookplate; Leroy Arthur Sugarman, bookplate; Douglas C. Ewing, bookplate
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