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Auktion: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana
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BENJAMIN, Asher (1773-1845) The Country Builder's Assistant,...

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BENJAMIN, Asher (1773-1845). The Country Builder's Assistant, Fully Explaining the Best Methods for Striking Regular and Quirked Mouldings: for Drawing and Working the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic and Corinthian Order. . Boston: Spotswood and Etheridge, 1798.
BENJAMIN, Asher (1773-1845). The Country Builder's Assistant, Fully Explaining the Best Methods for Striking Regular and Quirked Mouldings: for Drawing and Working the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic and Corinthian Order. . Boston: Spotswood and Etheridge, 1798. Small 4 o (197 x 144 mm). 37 engaved plates (some browning and offsetting). Contemporary sheep (rebacked). Provenance : James N. Wells (bookplate). Second edition, published one year after the Greenfield, 1797 edition, of the first American architecture book. "There is scarcely a village which in moulding profiles, cornice details, church spire, or farm-house does not reflect his influence" ( DAB ). RARE: according to American Book Prices Current , no complete copy of this work in first or second edition has sold at auction in at least 30 years. No explanatory text for plates 9-10, 17-18, and 29-33 as issued. Evans 33399.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana
Auktionsdatum: 03.12.2010
Adresse: Christie's
3 December 2010, New York, Rockefeller Center