Description: FIRST EDITION, 4 volumes, 4to (269 x 210mm.), 4 engraved additional titles, 124 engraved plates after Thomas Allom, contemporary straight-grained red half morocco gilt, marbled boards and edges,
foxed (as usual), scattered staining, bindings lightly 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."
Sinica 80-81; Löwendahl 986; Lust 363;
Western Travellers in China 66
Provenance: "A.J."., morocco crest with lion passant guardant on upper cover of each volume
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