Description: Third edition, 3 volumes text and atlas, together 4 volumes, 8vo (204 x 127mm.) and folio (416 x 267mm.), atlas with engraved title, portrait and 69 plates and maps, many folding, text in contemporary calf gilt, atlas in contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards, text and atlas with uniform gilt spines, 3 additional engraved plates loosely laid in,
without half-titles, text volume 2 lacking pp.453-542, a few small holes or tears, some plates trimmed, text volume 1 and atlas rebacked retaining original spines, minor repairs
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: Ferguson 445; Sabin 38963
Provenance: Sir Wyndham Spencer Portal, 1st Bt. (1822-1905); Sir William Wyndham Portal, 2nd Bt. (1850-1931), bookplates
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