Lot 147: SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE. QUEEN MAB, 1813, TRUE FIRST EDITION IN UNMUTILATED STATE (1 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 8vo (193 x 118mm.), FIRST EDITION, without half-title as issued, with the dedication leaf ("To Harriet*****"), Shelley's imprint on title page and the final leaf intact, brown morocco gilt by Riviere & Son, covers with triple fillet borders, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, turn-ins, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, collector's cloth clamshell box
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when 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: Ashley 5:57; Forman Shelley 21; Granniss 15; Hayward 225; Wise Shelley pp.39-40