Description: 8vo (224 x 142mm.), 32 parts, FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS, with 32 plates and 32 vignettes after Marcus Stone, with the green paper publisher's advertisements as called for by Sadleir, original pictorial pale grey-green paper wrappers, printed in red and black with framing, decorative lettering and a drawing by Marcus Stone, collector's brown cloth chemise and morocco-backed folding box by E. Root & Son, wrappers of parts 1 and 32 worn, wrappers of parts 3, 8 and 10 slightly stained, some browning elsewhere, edges frayed in places, some neat repairs to backstrips
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."
Literature: Sadleir 31
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