Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo (204 x 125mm.), lithographed throughout, contemporary calf by De Souza & Co. of Hong Kong (with printed label on front paste-down in volume 2), both titles cut, remargined and laid down, one cover detached, others crudely held by tape, slightly worn
Condition Report: 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."
Literature: Cordier, Sinica 1597; Löwendahl 975; Lust 1050
Provenance: Chinese red seal stamp to titles
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