Description: in the 4 original parts, 8vo (222 x 137mm.), FIRST EDITIONS, edited by William Rossetti, four etchings (one folding) by William Holman Hunt, James Collinson, Ford Maddox Brown and Walter Howell Deverell, loose sheet inserted into part 3 ("The first two numbers of this Publication appeared under the name of the "The Germ", but in consequence of some misapprehension of its intent, the arbitrary title has been discontinued..."), part 4 with paste-over date reading "April", original wrappers, MOSTLY UNOPENED, collector's red cloth chemise and morocco pull off box, occasional light spotting, particularly to lower wrapper of part 1, box rubbed and slightly defective
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."
Provenance: H. Bradley Martin, bookplate on chemise; his sale, Sotheby's New York, 30 April 1990, lot 3153
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