Description: FIRST EDITION, 17 volumes, 4to (267 x 208mm.) 201 engravings on 197 plates, 2 folding (plate at p.32 in volume 1 is titled 'Mr. Chancellor's first audience of the Czar of Muscovy' and plate of 'Russian Figures' at p.576 in volume 6 actually of Swedish figures), 2pp. advertisements at end of volume 4, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, pencil annotations,
some offsetting and spotting, a few plates trimmed affecting imprint, uniformly rebacked to style, slightly rubbed
Condition Report: List of plates and pagination available upon request.
"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 473; Sabin 62957 ("arrangement of the plates is not the same in all copies")
Provenance: Apparently from the Library of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922), pencil note on front flyleaf of volume 1
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