Description: FIRST OCTAVO EDITION, 3 volumes, 8vo (210 x 133mm.), half-titles, 7 folding plates engraved by Poissin after drawings by the author, contemporary mottled calf, spines tooled in gilt, red edges, scattered spotting, a few damp-stains, library stamps on titles, neatly rebacked retaining original spines
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Fainted pen note on half-title, vol.1, some browning, mostly to endpapers, free front endpaper repaired, vol.3.
"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 2102; Löwendahl 631; Western Travellers in China 45
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