Description: FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 2 volumes, 12mo (161 x 90mm.), 14 engraved plates, woodcut head- and tailpieces, contemporary calf, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands, speckled edges, extra leaf from vol. 1, erroneously bound into vol. 2 (pp.287-88), some spotting and browning, offsetting from some plates, small tear to kvi3, 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 580; Lust 442; Löwendahl 120
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