Description: FIRST EDITION, 10 volumes, 4to (266 x 202mm), 10 engraved titles (those in volumes 7 and 8 with the numbers supplied in ink), letterpress title to first volume, 664 hand-coloured engraved plates by and after Andrews printed in black or green ink and heightened with gum arabic, 64 folding, contemporary near-uniform English straight-grained green morocco gilt,
some light spotting and offsetting, some titles and plates shaved affecting captions or image, spines darkened; sold as a periodical not subject to return
Condition Report: 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."
Literature: Dunthorne 8; Nissen
BBI 2382; Stafleu
Provenance: Horace Pym, bookplate; sale, Christie’s, 7 June 2006, lot 19, £9,000
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