Lot 5: KEPLER, JOHANNES. EPITOME ASTRONOMIAE COPERNICANAE, 1635 (1 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8vo (180 x 117mm.), woodcut diagrams, with blank leaves ***4, Cc6 and Vvvv8, slip with printed catchword inserted at foot of ***3v (also noted by Cinti), folding letterpress table, contemporary carta rustica, UNCUT, manuscript note in Italian on front flyleaf (erased), collector's black morocco-backed box by the Chelsea Bindery, title-page repaired in gutter, small hole in Ccc7 affecting 2 letters, quire Mmm repaired along folds, a few quires at end with small tears around the sewing, resewn with new spine lining and vellum sewing supports
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: Caspar 87; Cinti 97; VD17 12:643078C