Description: i) The Red Court Farm. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868, 3 volumes, 8vo (185 x 127mm.), FIRST EDITION, advertisements at the end of volumes, original blue-green sand-grain cloth decorated in blind and lettered in gilt on spines (apparently one of Sadleir's secondary bindings, lacking imprint at foot of spines), W.H. Smith & Son blind-stamp on front endpaper of volume one [Sadleir 3357; Wolff 7289], some gatherings proud or slightly loose, scattered foxing, minor wear to binding; ii) Dene Hollow. A Novel. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1871, 3 volumes, 8vo (195 x 135mm.), FIRST EDITION, 1p. of publisher's advertisements at end of volumes one and two, original red-morocco cloth (Sadleir's primary binding) [Sadleir 3332, THIS COPY], some slight wear to edges of binding; iii) Edina. A Novel. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1876, 3 volumes, 8vo (181 x 124mm.), FIRST EDITION, advertisement leaf at the end of volume 2, original brown diagonal-fine-ribbed cloth, decorated in black and gilt [Sadleir 3334; Wolff 7270], contemporary presentation inscription, some neat and minor repairs, very slight wear to covers, some joints slightly weak (9)
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, 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."
Saleroom Notice: Advertisements are present at the end of volumes 1 and 3 of The Red Court Farm, but not at the end of volume 2.
Provenance: ii) Michael Sadleir, book-labels
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