Description: Mixed edition, 8 volumes, (volumes 1-4, 1704, FIRST EDITION; volumes 5-6, 1732; volumes 7-8, 1752), folio (320 x 200mm.), imprimatur leaf in volume 1, additional engraved titles in volumes 2-3, approximately 215 plates and maps (some double-page or folding), folding table in volume 7, numerous engraved illustrations and maps in the text (several full-page), uniform panelled calf, red morocco labels, speckled edges, erratic pagination at places,
slight marginal loss to a few leaves, some plates shaved or repaired, rebacked partially retaining original spines, bindings repaired, sold not subject to return
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: Sabin 13015, 13016 and 57765; cf. Hill (2004) 295
Provenance: Sir Lister Holte of Aston, Warwickshire, bookplates
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