Description: FIRST EDITION, 3 parts in 3 volumes, 4to (215 x 165mm.), parts 1 and 3 title within typographical border (the latter printed in black and red), part 2 with an engraved allegorical title (see Literature), full-page woodcut illustration on part one Sss3v, parts 1 and 3 bound in contemporary non-uniform sheep, part 2 bound in contemporary calf over wooden boards, with brass clasps and catches, a few headlines shaved
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."
Literature: Borba de Moraes 1:358, 425-426, noting the existence of at least one copy with a frontispiece in vol. 1.; Cordier Sinica 771; Cordier Japonica 260-61; Lust 807; Sabin 35790
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