Description: Second edition, 3 volumes, comprising 2 volumes text, 4to (280 x 222mm.) and atlas, folio (554 x 410mm.), text with 2 engraved frontispieces, one plate and illustrations in text, advertisement leaf in volume 1, atlas with 44 engraved maps and plates (some folding or double-page), text in contemporary tree calf gilt by Carpenter & Co., speckled edges, atlas in modern mottled calf gilt, new endpapers,
text volumes with browning, bindings rebacked retaining much of original spines, atlas with some dampstaining, a few plates trimmed
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: cf. Hill (2004) 1628; cf. Cordier,
Sinica 2382-83 (both first edition)
Provenance: Richard Oliver, bookplate
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