Lot 177: TWAIN, MARK [CLEMENS, S.L.]. LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, 1883 (1 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 4to (220 x 141mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, wood-engraved vignette of a steamboat on title-page, 14 wood-engraved plates, numerous wood-engraved text illustrations, original mottled sheep with maroon leather lettering labels on gilt-ruled spine, marbled endpapers and edges, slipcase, some very light spotting and browning, spine slightly scuffed with some wear to gilt rules, joints tender at head.
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."
Provenance: Richard Manney, bookplate; his sale, Sotheby's New York, 11 October 1991, lot 48
Literature: BAL 3411; Johnson (1910) p.57