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Auktion: Exploration and Travel, featuring Americana
wurde versteigert am: 25. September 2018
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BENJAMIN, ASHER. 1773-1845.

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Los-Nr. 136, Aufrufe: 32

The Country Builder's Assistant: Fully Explaining, the Best Methods for Striking Regular and Quirked Moldings ... Correctly engraved on Thirty-Seven Copperplates. Greenfield, Mass: John Denio, 1805. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece and 36 plates (2 folded). Contemporary sheep. Lacking plate 16 and one text leaf for plates 9/10, plate 18 in duplicate, few short tears to folding plates, some browning and staining. Rubbing to binding. Fourth and last edition of "the earliest original American work on architecture" (Hitchcock), first printed in Greenfield in 1797. This is the only edition with the charming frontispiece. Hitchcock 114. WITH: Practice of architecture, containing the five orders of architecture, and an additional column and entablature. Boston and New York: Asher, Carter, Hendee and Collins, 1833. 4to. 60 engraved plates. Contemporary calf. Some browning and staining, binding worn. Provenance: Lester Hoadley Sellers (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Composed entirely of the Greek Orders and "Grecian" detail. Hitchcock 135. WITH: RITCH, JOHN W. The American architect comprising original designs of cheap country and village residences. New York: C.M. Saxton, 1848. 4to, 48 lithographic plates, many tinted. Contemporary sheep, hinges cracked, wear to spine and edges, some light browning and staining. FIRST EDTION of the first series of Jones and Newman's architectural publications. Hitchcock 1014.

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Auktionshaus: Bonhams London
Titel: Exploration and Travel, featuring Americana
Auktionsdatum: 25.09.2018
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