ILLUSTRATIONS FOR SIX FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM (S.A.C. 70-108; MCA TOKYO 67-105)
The book, comprising 39 etchings, 1969, signed in pencil, inscribed Edition A and numbered 42/100 on the justification (total edition includes 15 Artist's proofs), with title and text, on Hodgkinson handmade paper, bound (as issued) in the original blue leather-covered boards with slipcase (lacking the additional suite of six loose etchings)
each sheet: approx. 45 by 31cm.; 17¾ by 12¼in.
overall: 47.8 by 32.4 by 4.3cm.; 18⅞ by 12¾ by 1¾in.
The book in good condition, the very pale light-staining at extreme sheet edges, a couple of unobtrusive handling marks and minute fox marks. The portfolio and slipcase with a few slight scuff marks and some rubbing at the corners.
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.
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