Pile ranges from approximately 1/8th of an inch to low to knotheads in oxidized browns and scattered foldware areas. Oxidized dark browns in date and inscription field at top, with some old repiling to browns and ivories. Some further scattered repiling, not extensive. Sides overcast, both ends with rewoven guardborders and partially rewoven borders. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.