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Lot 186: WILDE, OSCAR. IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 1899, NUMBER 12 OF 12 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM (1 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 4to (223 x 180mm.), NUMBER 12 OF 12 COPIES ON JAPANESE VELLUM SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, original vellum with lettering and motifs in gilt, edges uncut, green cloth case and slipcase, edges uncut, some slight discolouring to the vellum binding, with gilt lettering slightly faded, some possible neat repair work to binding
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: Mason 383