Description: FIRST EDITION, 14 volumes, comprising text (including supplement, being volume 13) and an atlas, text: 4to (250 x 185mm.), half-titles, 3 folding engraved maps, 16 engraved plates, 5 folding tables, woodcut head- and tailpieces, atlas: folio (430 x 277mm.), 65 engraved plates, plans and maps (most folding), all volumes bound in uniform contemporary mottled calf, spines tooled in gilt, morocco labels, light scattered spotting and staining, a few leaves browned, bindings with some minor repairs and split joints
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, 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: Cordier, Sinica 583-585 and 61 (atlas); Löwendahl 599
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