Description: 8vo (140 x 88 mm.), woodcut device on title page, woodcut initials and illustrations, ENGLISH EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY RED MOROCCO GILT, modern matching folding box,
upper joint starting, minor wear to extremities
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: BM STC Dutch, p.5; Voet 53A; cf. Pankhurst 2
Provenance: Manuscript note on reverse of flyleaf "bt. at Gennadius sale at Sotheby's March 28 1895" (lot 109, described as Beckford copy), cutting attached to second flyleaf ... from the Beckford collection, where it fetched £3 (lot 175, 30 June 1882); Henry J.B. Clements, bookplate; Wilfred Thesiger, bookplate, sale in these rooms, November 21, 1991, lot 347; Henry Winterton, sale in these rooms, May 28, 2003, lot 18; Bent Juel-Jensen, Amharic bookplate
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