Description: FIRST EDITION, folio (293 x 202mm.), printer’s device on title and at end, notes and underlinings in a sixteenth-century hand, lacking map (as often) and α2, title holed by ink deletions on verso, worming, mostly marginal, binding rubbed
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: Adams G-1334; Borba de Moraes, pp.376-377; Sabin 34100; Western Travellers in China 4
Provenance: Bibliotecae Petri Buoninsegni, book label dated 1814 at foot of title
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