Description: 4to (238 x 159mm.), FIRST EDITION, SPECIAL ISSUE, colour-printed initial letter and tailpiece by the author's daughter Lucia, NUMBER XXI OF 29 COPIES ON SIMILI JAPON SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR (out of a total edition of 1029 copies), title in red and black, original light blue linen-covered boards, upper cover with border in gilt, spine gilt, dust-jacket with colour design by Lucia Joyce, collector's quarter brown morocco solander box, jacket very slightly chipped and stained, some offsetting and spotting to endpapers and leaves at the beginning and end
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: Slocum & Cahoon A43
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