Warwick Castle, bookplate [probably that of George Greville, 2nd earl of Warwick, d.1816]; Simon Nowell-Smith and Judith Adams Nowell-Smith, bookplates
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The Dun Cow is a response to attacks on Dr Samuel Parr, a friend of Landor, in Guy’s Porridge Pot, by Robert Eyres Landor (see lot 127). Authorship of The Dun Cow is attributed to Landor in Bibliotheca Parriana. John Bartlam (1771-1823) was Parr's pupil who later became his companion and amanuensis.
There are small tears and a hole to the title-page together with contemporary loss to the half-title. "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."