1904 - 1989
LE BESTIAIRE DE LA FONTAINE DALINISÉ (M. & L. 653-664; F. PP. 92-93)
The portfolio, comprising 12 drypoints with pochoir, 11 printed in colours, 1974, each signed in pencil, numbered 188/250 (from the total edition of 682 on various papers), also numbered on the title page, with the title page and table of contents, loose (as issued), contained in the original brown velvet-covered portfolio (lacking the justification)
each sheet: approx. 763 by 565mm 30 by 22¼in
overall: 913 by 603 by 30mm 32 by 23¾ by 1¼in
The full sheets, in good condition, very pale paper discoloration at sheet edges and a few soft handling creases, plate 654 with a couple of small fox marks in the margins, the portfolio with a couple of small rubbed areas 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.
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.