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    Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)
    A Near Complete Set of The Wasmuth Portfolio, 1910
    25-3/4 x 16-1/4 x 1 inches (65.4 x 41.3 x 2.5 cm)(folio, each)
    15-7/8 x 25-1/8 inches (plate, each)
    Embossed artist's stamp to each plate; signed Edgar S. Welty to interior of Volume 2 and Ed. Welty, Jan. 1916 to pamphlet
    Ernst Wasmuth Verlag GmbH & Co. (portfolio); Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Chicago (pamphlet).

    Property from a Private Collection

    Property of Edgar S. Welty, 1916.
    Bonhams, New York, Fine Books and Manuscripts, January 20, 2007, lot 5157.

    This lot comprising:
    The Wasmuth Portfolio, Volume 1 (35 plates, 13 tissue overlays);
    The Wasmuth Portfolio, Volume 2 (36 plates, 15 tissue overlays);
    Studies and Executed Buildings by Frank LLoyd Wright Pamphlet.
    3 total.

    An extensive, near complete set of Frank Lloyd Wright's seminal Wasmuth portfolio with a rare example of the "Studies and Executed Buildings" pamphlet. A rare first edition of the American printing, most of which was lost in the fires at Taliesin. This portfolio is widely considered the most influential architectural publication of the 20th century.

    More information about Frank Lloyd Wright, also known as Wright, Frank Lloyd, Rait, Frank Lloid, Rayt, Frank Luyd, Frank Lloyd Lincoln Wright.

    Condition Report*: A rare example of this influential portfolio with 71 (of 72) plates and 28 tissue overlays. Plates, printed in several different ink colors, generally present very well with wear as expected with age and handling. Toning to paper throughout, some creasing and chipping to margins, several plates with minor tears not affecting adorned areas. Tissue overlays originally adhered to upper margins of corresponding plate with many now separated. Minor tears, chips and edges to margins of overlays and some flaking throughout. Cloth binding to both portfolios broken and flaking, missing cover to Volume 2.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    30th Thursday
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