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Lot 36: COLLINS, WILKIE. THE BLACK ROBE, 1881 (3 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 3 volumes, 8vo (186 x 120mm.), FIRST EDITION, 6 pages of advertisements and 32-page publisher’s catalogue at end of volume 3, volume 3 largely unopened, publisher’s pictorial black cloth lettered and decorated in white, spines lettered in gilt, floral endpapers, Burn & Co. binder’s ticket on rear pastedown of volume 1, collector's folding box, vol. 1 with circulating library plate to front pastedown, bindings slightly worn, vol.2 in a different shade of cloth and neatly repaired at head of spine and lower joint
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."
Provenance: [I].V. Collins, ownership signature in vol. 2 and 3; J. Bradford, ownership signature in vol. 1; Florence & Edward Kaye, bookplate
Literature: Parrish p.114ff; Wolff 1347