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Lot 142: PINTO, FERNÃO MENDES. LES VOYAGES ADVANTUREUX. 1645
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 4to (215 x 145mm.), woodcut vignette, head-piece and historiated initials, eighteenth century vellum spine with later calf spine superimposed, spine tooled in period style with raised bands and red label, a few damp stains and pen notes, leaves browned, boards bowed with light wear
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Pen note on title-page attempted erased.
"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 2067; Löwendahl 97