Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (284 x 215mm.), engraved portrait frontispiece, and title, dedication leaf, errata leaf, list of plates, list of subscribers, 54 engraved maps and plates, some double-page or folding (additional portrait plate of Lieutenant Watts; the word "wulpine" occurs instead of "vulpine" on plate at p.150), 2pp. advertisements at end, contemporary calf gilt,
minor spotting and offsetting, marginal loss to a few corners, occasional short tears, rebacked retaining original spine, slightly worn and repaired
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 47; Hill 2004 (1346); Wantrup 5
Provenance: Archibald Philip Primrose, KG, PC, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929), bookplate; Everard Home, bookplate and stamp at verso of title
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