Description: Volumes 1-10 [A COMPLETE SET OF THE FIRST SERIES], 8vo (245 x 165mm.), 543 hand-coloured lithographed plates numbered 1-560, including 17 double-page and/or folding (each counting as 2 numbers), contemporary green calf gilt,
very occasional slight spotting (more so to plate guards), 2 plates with surface adhesion of plate guard (257 of vol.5 and 485 of vol.9), lacks part of spine label of vol.3, slight wear to spine of vol.7
Condition Report: the condition of this lot is as described in the catalogue description
"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."
Provenance: H.E. Sherwin Holt, bookplate
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