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Lot 133: NESBIT, E. OSWALD BASTABLE, 1905, PRESENTATION COPY (1 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8vo (203 x 138mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with p.96 misnumbered as "69"), PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO THE AUTHOR'S SON ("To | Paul Bland | from his mother. | Nov 11. 1905") on front free endpaper, half-title, frontispiece, pictorial title and 20 plates by Charles E. Brock and H.R. Millar, 9pp. publisher's adverts at end, some leaves unopened, original crimson cloth pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, DUST-JACKET, binding a little faded along upper edge, a few pages with small chips at edges, dust-jacket worn at extremities and partially split between spine and lower panel, one spot of soling to spine of jacket, head of spine with tape repairs to verso
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.
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