Description: 8vo (189 x 123mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with "presumptive" on last line of p.9, and no mention of the work in the advertisements), frontispiece, title vignette and illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser, 8pp. of advertisements at the end, original green cloth illustrated and lettered in gilt and black, butterfly-patterned endpapers, collector's matching green cloth clamshell box, a touch of spotting to edges, OTHERWISE A VERY FINE COPY
Condition Report: 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: BAL 7100; Grolier American 83; Johnson High Spots 36; Parley to Penrod pp.56-57
Provenance: Ventosa Library, Morristown, New Jersey, stamp on title page
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