1904 - 1989
CARMEN (M. & L. 1304-1328; F. 70-1)
The complete portfolio, comprising 25 lithographs printed in colors, 1970, numbered 68 on the justification page, from the total edition of 150 plus proofs, on Arches wove paper, published by Shorewood Publishers, Inc., New York, with title page and accompanying text, contained in the original red buckram-covered portfolio box (25 prints)
sheets approx.: 650 by 500 mm 25⅝ by 19¾ in
overall: 27¼ by 20¾ by 1⅞ in
The full sheets, in good condition, except several sheets with areas of pale uneven discoloration, inconspicuous stray fox marks or faint finger marks in the margins. The portfolio case is in good condition apart from minor wear, scuffs, tiny tears in places on the buckram cover and a short split at the hinge.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.