Description: FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, 3 volumes, 12mo (165 x 90mm.), woodcut head- and tailpieces, folding map, contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, morocco labels, minor repairs to spines, volume 3 label chipped, joints starting
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: Lust 316; Löwendahl 528; Western Travellers in China 43
Provenance: Charles Marie de la Condamine (1701-1744), explorer, geographer, and mathematician, red stamp on all titles; Victor Sentin, signatures in ink on front and rear flyleaves
Request more information