Description: FIRST EDITION, 8vo (195 x 115mm.), contemporary speckled calf, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands and red label, speckled edges, scattered spotting or browning, minor repair to title-page, bottom corner missing to leaf A3, binding restored
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Minor repair to title.
"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: Cordier, Sinica 2105; Lust 217; Löwendahl 704
Provenance: Léon de Forges de Parny, armorial bookplate
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