Lord Sandys, armorial bookplate (probably Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys, 1695-1770)
Including descriptions of the coasts of Arabia, the Red Sea, Muscat, Bahrain and the Persian Gulf, and an account of pearl fishing. Much of the material is taken from John Ovington's Voyage to Suratt (1696). Jonathan Swift appears to have used this account in the writing of Gulliver's Travels. As well as copying one part of it more or less verbatim, Swift includes a preface from a cousin of Gulliver called Richard Sympson.
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."