Description: 48 parts in 4 volumes, large folio (568 x 398mm.), half-titles in volume 1 only, titles with hand-coloured vignettes of views and a portrait of Solvyns, 288 etched plates, partly printed in colour, partly hand-coloured (36 double-page mounted on guards), text in French and English, index leaf at end of each volume, contemporary half tan morocco gilt by J. Mackenzie, marbled boards, new endpapers,
without half-titles in volumes 2-4, partially blurred impression of plate 109, 2 plates of slightly smaller sheet size (possibly supplied from another copy), minor spotting and a few marginal tears, bindings slightly rubbed
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."
Travel 430; Brunet V, 432; Colas 2767
Provenance: Beriah Botfield's Library at Longleat, his sale at Christie's, 13 June 2002, lot 117
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