Description: 8vo (224 x 142mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-title, 8pp. publisher's adverts dated April 1816 at end, original wrappers, collector's red cloth chemise and folding box, slightly worn at extremities, two small ink inscriptions on upper wrapper
Condition Report: 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."
Saleroom Notice: There is some neat restoration to the backstrip.
Literature: Hayward 207; Wise 32
Provenance: "A-L", book-label on upper wrapper; Elise West Ames, bookplate on chemise; Hannah D. Rabinowitz, book-label on chemise; Carl-Bertel Nathhorst (1907-1985); sale, Christie's London, 2 June 2004, lot 49
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