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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 635

8 Oversized Architecture Books, incl. Penrose & Alice Huger Smith, Charleston

Estimate: $400 - $500
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1st item: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF ATHENIAN ARCHITECTURE, Francis Cranmer Penrose, Macmillan & Co., 1888. 22" H x 15 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. 2nd item: TWENTY DRAWINGS OF THE PRINGLE HOUSE ON KING STREET, CHARLESTON, S.C., Alice Ravenel Huger Smith and D. E. Huger Smith, c. 1914, loose leaves in paper portfolio containing 20 lithographs. 18" H x 16" W x 1/4" D. 3rd item: THE ERECHTHEUM, Gorham Phillips Stevens, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1927. 21" H x 15 1/4" W x 1/2" D. 4th item: DIE ARCHITEKTUR DES KLASSICHEN ALTERTUMS UND DE RENAISSANCE, Joachim Buhlmann, Paul Neff Verlag, Stuttgart, 1904.17" H x 13" W x 1 1/2" D. 5th item: THE WORKS IN ARCHITECTURE OF ROBERT AND JAMES ADAMS, Dover Publications, New York, 1980. With dusk jacket.18 3/4" H x 14 1/2" W x 1" D. 6th-8th items: ITALIAN RENAISSANCE: SIXTY MEASURED DRAWINGS WITH DETAILS FROM THE TWENTIETH TO THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY, volumes 1-3, The Architectural Book Publishing Company, New York, 1913. Dimensions range from 18 1/2" -19" H x 13 1/2" -14" W x 1" - 1 1/4" D.


1st item with scrapes and wear to edges and corners. Toning, foxing throughout and tears to edges of initial pages. 2nd item with scrapes, wear to edges and corners, and scattered soiling and foxing. Uneven toning and some tearing to front cover. 3rd item with scrapes and wear to cover. Creasing and folds to some edges and corners of pages. 4th item with missing spine, scrapes, and wear to edges and corners; water spots to cover. Foxing throughout. 5th item with soiling and foxing throughout and wear to dusk jacket and cover. 6th-8th items with scrapes, wear to edges and corners including folding and tears, and scattered soiling.

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The collection of the late Fount and Ida Smothers, Thompson's Station, Tennessee.