Lot 182: WARD, MRS HUMPHREY. HISTORY OF DAVID GRIEVE, 1892 [AND] SIR GEORGE TRESSADY, 1896, PRESENTATION COPIES (5 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: i) The History of David Grieve. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1892, 3 volumes, 8vo (189 x 125mm.), FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“Florence Mary O’Brien | from her loving cousin, | the writer. | Jan 22. 1892.”) on preliminary blank, preliminary blanks and half-titles as called for in Sadleir, original dark red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in blind on upper cover [Sadleir 3288; Wolff 7017], slight browning to endpapers, volumes slightly skewed, head and foot of spine slightly bumped; ii) Sir George Tressady. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1896, 2 volumes, 8vo (190 x 118mm.), PRIVATE FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“To Lord + Lady Wolseley | with the writer’s | kindest remembrances. | Oct. 1896.”) on front free endpaper, preliminary blanks and half-titles as called for in Sadleir, 4pp. publisher’s advertisements at end of volume two, original apple-green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in black on upper cover [Sadleir 3294; Wolff 7025], ‘double prelims.’ noted by Sadleir not present, bookplates, spotting and browning to endpapers, bindings slightly bumped at extremities (5)
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."
Provenance: ii) Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1833–1913), bookplate and authorial inscription