Description: 8vo (242 x 156mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, hand-coloured aquatint additional title, frontispiece and 34 plates, all by Henry Alken, of which the first four are mounted on leaves with printed captions, five leaves of advertisements at the end, original blue cloth decorated in blind and gilt, gilt trophy ornament on upper cover, spine lettered and decorated in gilt with cartouche, all edges gilt, collector's matching quarter blue morocco fleece-lined folding box, some slight browning, joints and spine repaired with some restoration to cloth at head and base
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when 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: Tooley 65
Provenance: Arthur W H Hay Drummond of Cromlix, bookplate; Albert Henry Wiggin, bookplate
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