bought from Librairie F. Comellas, Saint-Denis-en-Val, 1994
Tomash & Williams B101; Kress 1280; cf. Hoock & Jeannin II/B9.3 (issue with 36ff. of preliminaries and pp.373-395)
Compared with the copy in Kress, this one has just 14 preliminary leaves (for example it no longer has the 12 leaves "Ode à Monseigneur de la Reynie", nor the engraved armorial of the dedicatee) and is without pp.373-395 ("Les econtes faites"). With irregular signatures and erratic pagination, it seems likely that copies often vary.
the condition of this lot is as described in the catalogue description, 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."