Description: 10 volumes, 8vo (222 x 144mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-titles, divisional titles, PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL PEBBLE-GRAIN RED CLOTH (in the earlier, larger format) with blind-stamped borders and corner-pieces, central gilt floral arabesque devices on upper and lower covers, some light spotting to some leaves and edges, minor wear to extremities (particularly spines), STILL A NEAR FINE SET
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: Carteret I p.421; Vicaire I:328; Talvert & Place IX:59a, cf. IX:59b
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