Description: FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author to Lord Houghton, and inscribed carte-de-visit mounted on front free endpaper, 8vo (218 x 136mm.), half title, 12 engraved plates, folding engraved map in pocket, 32pp. advertisements at end dated November 1863, original green cloth gilt by Edmonds and Remnants (with their ticket),
minor tears to map, text block starting with some leaves becoming detached, 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."
Literature: Wilson 234; Ghani 381
Provenance: Richard Monckton Milnes, first Baron Houghton (1809-1885); his son Robert, Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), armorial bookplate; his daughter Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe
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