Description: FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the author to "Lord Houghton in memory of a long and lasting friendship, 21 February, 1879", 8vo (217 x 135mm.), half-title, 2 coloured maps (1 folding), 12 engraved plates, original grey cloth gilt by Smith Bros. (with their ticket),
minor tear to folding map, light spotting, slightly rubbed and leaning
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."
Provenance: Richard Monckton Milnes, first Baron Houghton (1809-1885); his son Robert, Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945); his daughter Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe
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