Description: FIRST EDITION, part one only, small 8vo (163 x 115mm.), engraved title-page, leaf of engraved arms, 96 (of 106) engraved plates, 2 (of 3 overslips), old (possibly contemporary) vellum gilt, stamp of Fortuna on lower cover, edges gilt,
lacking 2 leaves of letterpress text (dedication), lacking 10 plates, occasional tears, plates 49 and 50 shorter (and possibly supplied), dampstaining, slightly worn, central stamp on upper cover rubbed, lacking ties
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: Censimento 16 CNCE 5607; Cicognara 1589; Colas 316; cf. Lipperheide 20 (later edition); USTC 814227; Williams, Haydn. 'Additional printed sources for Ligozzi's series of figures of the Ottoman Empire' (Master Drawings, 2013: 51, 2, pp. 195-220)
Provenance: Ericus Georgius Hedemann (or Heidemann, 1567-1636), jurisconsult, of the Academia Julia (Helmstedt), who used the later part of this volume as an album amicorum, with quotations and signatures from various acquaintances, mostly dated 1620-1623, Helmstedt, Leipzig, Jena, and elsewhere
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