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Fall Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 2

Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 624

4 Books: Red-Figured Athenian Vases, Yerkes Oriental Carpets, Antiquities of Benin

Estimate: $400 - $450

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
1st-2nd items: RED-FIGURED ATHENIAN VASES IN THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, Vol. I-II, by Gisela M. A. Richter, Litt. D., L.H.D., with drawing by Lindsley F. Hall, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1936. Hardcover folios, approximately 430 total pages, Volume I comprised of English text, Volume II comprised of black and white plates including fold-out plates, hardbound in black and light brown pictorial cloth with light brown lettering to front cover and spine, The Library of Memphis Academy of Arts, Overton Park, Memphis, TN labels to spines and back covers, ink stamps to pastedowns, title pages, and edges of pages, and due date cardholders and additional labels to endpapers and back pastedowns. 14 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. 3rd item: THE YERKES COLLECTION OF ORIENTAL CARPETS, American Edition, Limited Deluxe Portfolio, with critical text by John Kimberly Mumford, published by The Knapp Company, New York, 1910. Hardcover folio, four stapled leaves with title pages, introduction, and list of plate with 27 loose leaves of full-color photographic plates with English text, housed in a hardcover three-quarter red cloth with grey paper sides, white paper label with black lettering to front cover, white lettering to spine, Cossitt Library, Memphis TN label to pastedown and back cover, library name comprised of punched out dots to title page. 4th item: ANTIQUITIES FROM THE CITY OF BENIN AND FROM OTHER PARTS OF WEST AFRICA IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM, by Charles Hercules Read and Ormonde Maddock Dalton, M.A., published by Hackert Art Books, New York, 1973. Hardcover folio, 61 pages of English text with approximately 32 pages of black and white photographic plates, hardbound in light brown cloth with pictorial gilt stamped front cover, gilt lettering to spine, The Library of Memphis Academy of Arts, Overton Park, Memphis, TN labels to spine and back cover, ink stamps to pastedowns, title page, and edges of pages, and due date cardholder and additional labels to back pastedown. 18" H x 15 1/4" W x 3/4" D.


All items with surface wear, scuffs, to covers, corners bumped. Pages with light toning, some pencil inscriptions to front and back matter pages, plates appear to be collated. Other library stamps and labels maybe present to other pages not specified. 3rd item: Ribbon ties to portfolio are not present. Tears to paper lining to interior of portfolio spine. 4th item: Some tears to plates, primarily to edges.

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