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Lot 39: DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN. A STUDY IN SCARLET, 1888 (1 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8vo (182 x 123mm.), FIRST EDITION, second impression with mis-spelling "youuger" in publisher's preface, lines on the Kalido Mosaic type present on the cover and advertisements at the end reset, 6 illustrations by the author's father Charles Doyle, original white paper covers lettered and decorated in red, collector's red cloth chemise and quarter red morocco slipcase, some creasing and a few short tears repaired on the spine, some slight spotting and soiling to wrappers
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."
Literature: Green & Gibson A1a.i