The larger album: the wooden framed silk cover has become detached from the concertina of leaves, one side of the frame has become detached, wear to the silk in particular at the edges, the leaves are in overall very good condition with the exception of light rubbing to the edge of one (15 x 1.5cm), a reddish stain to one (2 x 7cm), and very minor foxing and staining to some leaves.
The smaller album is in very good overall condition with the exception of scratching and rubbing to the wood cover, light staining to small areas of two leaves and a break to the concertina of leaves. "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."