Description: FIRST EDITION, folio (437 x 298mm.), PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED on the title in pencil 'a Monsieur Darricau, hommage de respect et de reconnaissance, Alex Bida', engraved title printed in bistre with list of plates and mounted SALTED PAPER PRINT (62 x 124mm.), 12 SALTED PAPER PRINTS (from 185 x 140mm. to 228 x 180mm., or the reverse) each mounted on card with small oval blindstamp of Bertsch and Arnaud, plate 9 slightly shorter, tissue guards, contemporary red morocco-backed red cloth gilt, upper cover titled in gilt 'ALBUM BIDA', flat spine gilt, marbled endpapers,
slight spotting, binding slightly rubbed and marked
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: Not traced in bibliographies or WorldCat
Provenance: Charles Darricau (1808-1868), presentation inscription
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