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Lot 21: BURNS, ROBERT. POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT, 1787 (1 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8vo (226 x 138mm.), SECOND (first Edinburgh) EDITION (with "skinking" at p.263 and "Boxburgh" rather than "Roxburgh" in the list of subscribers), half-title, stipple engraved portrait frontispiece, ORIGINAL BLUE BOARDS, collector's folding green cloth box, rebacked, upper hinge split, some rubbing and soiling to boards
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."
Provenance: "Robert Douglas", ownership signature on upper board; Captain Barrington Campbell, presentation and ownership inscription dated 17 July 67; Scribner Rare Books, New York; Abel E. Berland, book-label and inscription on rear endpaper (stating purchase date of 26 February 1970); his sale, Christie's New York, 9 October 2001, lot 155
Literature: ESTC T125274