Description: Oblong folio (263 x 340mm.), 149 collotype plates (5 long panoramas and 4 double-page panoramas), duplicates of plates 63 and 64 (long panorama) bound in, descriptive Japanese/English text on tissue guard to each image, green patterned silk boards with title inset in silk panels, stitched Japanese-style, in the original folding cloth case, occasional spotting and offsetting from plates, light wear to covers and case
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. A few small tears to the stitched area of free front endpaper, portfolio with spotting and sunning.
"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: Western Travellers in China 113
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