• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 153

    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- CHATEAUNEUF, Alexis de (1799-1853). Architectura domestica. London: Ackermann & Co., Paris: Brockhaus & Avenarius, Hamburg: Meissener, 1839. 2° (410 x 324mm). Additional engraved title. 7pp. letterpress text in German and English. 18 engraved plates. (Light spotting.) Original purple straight-grained cloth (spine slightly sunned, extremities lightly rubbed). Contains plans, elevations, interior and exterior details of important projects undertaken by the author, mostly in Hamburg and Lübeck. Berlin Kat. 2066; RIBA 625.

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    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- CHATEAUNEUF, Alexis de (1799-1853). Architectura domestica. London: Ackermann & Co., Paris: Brockhaus & Avenarius, Hamburg: Meissener, 1839. 2° (410 x 324mm). Additional engraved title. 7pp. letterpress text in German and English. 18 engraved plates. (Light spotting.) Original purple straight-grained cloth (spine slightly sunned, extremities lightly rubbed). Contains plans, elevations, interior and exterior details of important projects undertaken by the author, mostly in Hamburg and Lübeck. Berlin Kat. 2066; RIBA 625.

    ENZEL, Carl August. Façaden von Stadt und Landhäusern. Berlin: [1828-]1834. 30 parts in 3 portfolios, oblong 4° (280 x 360mm). 235 plates (only, of 269). (Lacking 5 text leaves, variable spotting and dampstaining throughout, heavy in places, a few marginal repairs.) Recent paper portfolios with original printed wrappers pasted onto upper covers, the whole contained in a 20th-century leather backed cloth portfolio with slipcase. RARE. The plates depict a wide range of buildings, including theatres, churches, city gates, city buildings, princely tombs, hunting lodges and country residences. Not in Berlin Kat., nor RIBA; BL has parts 13-30 only. (2)


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