Description: FIRST EDITION, 4 volumes, 4to (305 x 239mm.), half-titles, engraved frontispiece, 93 engraved or lithographed plates, many coloured by hand, 4pp. directions to the bookbinder and errata leaf, contemporary diced calf gilt,
scattered spotting, leaf F in volume 4 restored, a few tears and repairs, bindings repaired and slightly rubbed, volume 1-3 rebacked retaining original spine, volume 4 with joints starting
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."
Travel 436; Anker 148;
Fine Bird Books p.75; Nissen
ZBI 1409; Wood p.345
Provenance: Leigh family, bookplates; Christie's London, 14 March 1984, lot 49
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