Description: 4to (220 x 141mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE, wood-engraved vignette of a steamboat on title-page, 14 wood-engraved plates, numerous wood-engraved text illustrations, original mottled sheep with maroon leather lettering labels on gilt-ruled spine, marbled endpapers and edges, slipcase, some very light spotting and browning, spine slightly scuffed with some wear to gilt rules, joints tender at head.
Condition Report: 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: BAL 3411; Johnson (1910) p.57
Provenance: Richard Manney, bookplate; his sale, Sotheby's New York, 11 October 1991, lot 48
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