Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 4to (268 x 188mm.), one hand-coloured lithographed plate of Chinese costumes, half morocco-backed or calf-backed boards, spines tooled in gilt, marbled edges, browning and scattered spotting, vol.1 missing title, light wear to bindings
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, 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: Cordier, Sinica 1011-12 and 1012-14; Löwendahl 1068, 1132
Provenance: "M.G." and "H" and shelfmarks on preliminary leaves of each volume
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