Lot 193: WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. POEMS, 1807 (2 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2 volumes, 12mo (171 x 103mm.), FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL BOARDS, half-titles, fly-titles, with the cancels D11-12 in volume 1 and B2 in volume 2, 1pp. errata as end of volume 1, 24pp. publisher's adverts dated 1 August 1807 at end of volume 1, final blank at end of volume 2, original grey-blue boards, collector's brown cloth chemises and slipcase, backstrips creased, boards a little soiled, joints cracked
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: Mildred Bliss, bookplate; sale, Christie's London, 26 November 1997, lot 158
Literature: Healey 19; Wise 8
Saleroom Notice: The upper board of volume 2 is nearly detached.