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Lot 35: COLLINS, WILKIE. THE WOMAN IN WHITE, 1860, "NEW EDITION" (3 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 3 volumes, 8vo (192 x 120mm.), FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, LATER ISSUE, with "New edition" on title-page and 16-page publisher’s catalogue dated November 1, 1860 at end of volume 3, publisher’s violet bead-grained cloth, Bone & Son binder’s ticket on rear pastedown volume I, collector's blue morocco-backed folding box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spines slightly faded, bumped at head and foot, corners bumped, some wear to edges
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: M. Balfour, pencil inscription; Douglas C. Ewing, bookplate
Literature: Wolff 1377a; not in Sadleir