Description: FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 14 OF 1000 COPIES, folio (353 x 270mm.), half-title, engravings, full-page photographic illustrations, 10 hand-coloured engravings (including limitation page), original publisher's wrappers, glassine wrapper, housed in original embroidered cloth and silk box, minor scattered staining and light browning, a few plates loose, some wear to box
Condition Report: Some wear and staining to box, minor glue damage to preliminary leaf where detached from upper cover, some browning, wrapper with creases and stains, expert restoration to spine
"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: Cordier, Sinica 218; Western Travellers in China 95
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