Description: Second edition, folio (530 x 365mm.), engraved title illustration, dedication, 23 engraved charts and plates (one folding), nineteenth-century engraved portrait of the author loosely inserted, contemporary calf, modern slipcase,
occasional light spotting, plate 15 slightly trimmed, a few short tears, rebacked and recornered, rubbed slightly worn
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: Goldsmiths 15747
Provenance: Henry Rowles, armorial bookplate; Sir John Wolfe Barry, armorial bookplate; Jim Baker, bookplate; Christie's London, 8 October 1999, lot 75
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