EDWARDS, GEORGE AND MATTHEW DARLY
A NEW BOOK OF CHINESE DESIGNS. LONDON: SOLD BY THE AUTHORS, 1754
FIRST EDITION, 4to (292 x 225mm.), engraved throughout, title, index leaf, 112 plates (only, of 120), contemporary roan, [ESTC T14907], lacks 8 plates, some browning and fraying, binding very worn, sold as a collection of plates
Although this copy is incomplete, the book itself is rare, with ESTC recording only four copies.
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, 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.
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