E.M. Cox, bookplate; Wilfrid Blunt, 1946, pencil signature on front free endpaper
Atabey 940; Blackmer 1291
Charles Perry (1698-1780), a physician, travelled extensively between 1739 and 1742 in France, Italy and the East. He travelled up the Nile to Aswan, providing the earliest description of the Temple of Isis at Behbit el-agar, and the frescoes in the tombs of the Beni Hasan necropolis.
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. "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."