Description: FIRST EDITION, mixed Senate and House issues, 3 volumes, 4to (285 x 220mm.), 133 plates (most tinted, some hand-coloured or folded), including the suppressed nude bathing plate "Public Bath at Simoda" volume 1, p. 408, 22 maps (18 folding), numerous illustrations, modern half morocco gilt, marbled boards, new endpapers,
minor spotting and offsetting, a few short tears (mostly to maps), 2 leaves trimmed, sold not subject to return
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: Hill (2004) 1332; Sabin 30968
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