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Lot 148: SHEPARD, E.H.--LUCAS, E.V., FOUR COPIES OF PLAYTIME & COMPANY, 1925 (4 VOL.)

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • SHEPARD, E.H.--LUCAS, E.V., FOUR COPIES OF PLAYTIME & COMPANY, 1925 (4 VOL.)
  • SHEPARD, E.H.--LUCAS, E.V., FOUR COPIES OF PLAYTIME & COMPANY, 1925 (4 VOL.)
  • SHEPARD, E.H.--LUCAS, E.V., FOUR COPIES OF PLAYTIME & COMPANY, 1925 (4 VOL.)
  • SHEPARD, E.H.--LUCAS, E.V., FOUR COPIES OF PLAYTIME & COMPANY, 1925 (4 VOL.)
  • SHEPARD, E.H.--LUCAS, E.V., FOUR COPIES OF PLAYTIME & COMPANY, 1925 (4 VOL.)
  • SHEPARD, E.H.--LUCAS, E.V., FOUR COPIES OF PLAYTIME & COMPANY, 1925 (4 VOL.)
   
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Description: 4to (223 x 175mm.), FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 11 OF 15 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, half-title, illustrations throughout by E.H. Shepard, unopened, original full vellum lettered in gilt, collector's blue cloth chemise and slipcase, a touch of slight browning to the fore-edge of a few leaves;

together with three further copies, comprising:

i) NUMBER 25 OF 100 COPIES ON HANDMADE PAPER, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, mostly unopened, original blue cloth backed boards, printed paper label on upper board, dust-jacket, some offsetting to endpapers, dust-jacket slightly faded with a touch of spotting; ii) a copy of the standard issue, original red cloth backed pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers, printed glassine dust-jacket, glassine a little worn at extremities with some browningiii) another copy of the standard issue with sky blue dust-jacket, some fading to jacket; all 4to; three together in collector's blue cloth folding box with a flyer advertising an exhibition of Shepard's original drawings dated December 1925 (5)

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."

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