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Lot 114: [MALORY, THOMAS]. [LE MORTE D'ARTHUR], 1634 (1 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 3 parts in one volume, 4to (183 x 131mm.), sixth edition, three title pages each with repeated woodcut frontispiece, contemporary or near contemporary calf, collector's folding full crushed morocco folding box, very expertly recased and rebacked preserving most of the original spine, some further restoration to corners of binding, new endpapers, final four leaves repaired and partially restored (probably supplied from another copy), final leaf 2P4 with a few letters in pen facsimile, first frontispiece creased and reinforced at fore-edge, ink inscriptions on title page, some worming (mostly to margins and not affecting text), sheets browned, slight loss to fore-edge of A4 (second part), occasional inking over type, including at D2v (first part) where text is partly obscured by a spot of pale soiling, and some blacking out of text in a few places including at 2B1 and 2Fv (second part), leaf of manuscript notes ("In imitation of old Rhrime") tipped in at G2-G3 (first part)
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, 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."
Provenance: "Hen. Geffreyes", ownership signature on title
Literature: Grolier Club Wither to Prior 532; STC (2nd ed.) 806