Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, folio (466 x 285mm.), half-titles in both volumes, main title in volume one only as called for, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, 325 engraved plates of plants and flowers, contemporary mottled calf, double gilt fillet borders on covers with floral cornerpieces, spines richly gilt in 7 compartments with thistle, flower and star motifs, lettered in 2 compartments, red morocco labels, red edges
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: Cleveland Herbal 374; Henrey 643; Nissen
BBI 492; Stafleu
Provenance: Dareste de la Chavanne et de Sacconay, armorial bookplate
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