Mary Gartside | Ornamental groups, descriptive of flowers, birds, shells, fruit, insects, &c., London, 1808
What is guaranteed?
Ornamental groups, descriptive of flowers, birds, shells, fruit, insects, &c. and illustrative of a new theory of colouring, from designs and paintings. London: William Miller, 1808
FIRST EDITION, folio (570 x 405mm.), list of subscribers, 22 plates, etched and aquatint with some colour printing, most coloured by hand, contemporary red straight-grained half morocco, binding rubbed
“Definitely Victorian in style and taste, this book was thirty years ahead of its time, for in type and method of decoration if heralded a much later taste” (Abbey). Abbey calls for 18 plates; the four extra are plates related to the original suite, two of them engraved by Havell.
Abbey, Life 128
"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."