You have agreed to be bound by the Conditions of sale and if your bid is successful, you are legally obliged to pay for the lot you have won. The purchase price will be the sum of your final bid plus other applicable charges, such as the buyer’s premium, local taxes, shipping expenses, loss damage liability fees, customs duty/import tax and any other charges that may apply.
A Christie's specialist may contact you to discuss this lot or to notify you if the condition changes prior to the sale.
The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.
Some scores a little browned, the pages occasionally bumped or crumpled, some pages occasionally extracted (presumably by Maria Callas), certain of the bindings a little worn, with the scores a little loose in their bindings.