Lot 101: KIDGELL, JOHN. FABLES ORIGINALES...ORIGINAL FABLES, 1764 (2 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2 volumes, small 8vo (158 x 98mm.), with engraved title-pages in English and French (2 in each volume) and numerous engraved illustrations, pp.262-267 incorrectly numbered, contemporary vellum covered boards, collector's brown morocco-backed collector's box, illustrations neatly hand-coloured, boards slightly soiled with light wear to corners, endpapers slightly cracking and lifting, some spotting and browning to pages, loss to edge of leaf B4 (not affecting text), lacking errata leaf, contemporary ownership inscription dated 1779
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: ESTC T472795; see Lowndes, III, 1269 and Osborne p.568