The sketchbook contains 18 sketches, portraits and designs dating between 1898-99, including portraits of Lily and Jack Yeats, one which depicts Jack resting with the inscription: Invalided/ by toothache/ Jack B. Yeats/ Jan 25/99.
The cover is shows signs of age and wear but the sketches within are largely in good condition, some minor discolouring to the edges. "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."