Description: Folio (372 x 320mm.), PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION in ink on first mount: 'To Lieutenant Colonel S.B. Miles from United States Consulate, Muscat, Arabia, 6th September, 1885' with mounted ALBUMEN PRINT of a European lady (Maguire's wife?) playing a harp with servants in an interior, and 92 ALBUMEN PRINTS by Louis Maguire, Joseph Svoboda, Samuel Miles and others, mounted recto and verso on card on cloth guards, together with 2 mounted ALBUMEN PRINTS (slightly worn) loosely inserted of Ctesiphon in Iraq by Joseph Svoboda (each signed and dated 1871), some pencil captions on the mounts, original roan-backed patterned green, red and blue cloth gilt with retailer's label of W.F. Crumpe of Dublin,
dust-soiling and spotting to mounts and images, a few images with slight wear and tears, binding slightly worn
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."
Provenance: Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), presentation inscription from the United States Consulate in Muscat, dated 6 September 1885
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