Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (330 x 242mm.), hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, sepia aquatint additional title, 47 hand-coloured aquatint plates, some plates with tissue-guards, list of subscribers and index, half morocco over decorated boards, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands, gilt edges, half-title missing (as often), scattered spotting or soiling, offsetting in various degrees, spine slightly sunned
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the text, 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: Abbey, Travel 534; Löwendahl 727; Western Travellers in China 51
Provenance: Pardo de Leygonier, book label
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