AN ENGLISH ALBUM COLLECTION OF WAX SEALS OF PROMINENT PERSONS, ORDERS, AND ORGANIZATIONS, 19TH CENTURY
folio album comprising thirty-two leaves mounted with sheets or slips of paper bearing more than 1,600 wax impressions of personal and commemorative seals (some seals mount to the front endpapers as well), mostly 18th and 19th century, mostly red with some black mourning seals represented as well, many of the seals with manuscript identifications; 19th century green morocco; warped and cracked at joints
Among the seals are those of Benjamin Franklin, Duke of Portland, William Pitt, the Earl of Derby, the Duke of Marlborough, and Marie Antoinette.
420 mm. by 285 mm.
some cracking and chipping, scattered soiling
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.