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A Portfolio of Ecclesiastical Designs. Published by Church Property Administration, Milwaukee. c1950. Black leatherette clam shell with snap clasp, raised gold lettering and four folding flaps to house the loose designs. Heading of introduction: "For centuries, the design of religious buildings has attracted the talents of the world's most gifted architects." This portfolio depicts 130 designs, all ecclesiastical buildings embracing churches, chapels, schools, hospitals, rectories, and convents. This is a complete set with 91 Church Designs, 21 Educational Designs, 7 Rectory Designs, and 10 Miscellaneous Designs. There is also a roster of designs that describes each plate by number, design, location, and architect. The entire portfolio is about 13" x 16" and 1 ½" thick. The roster of designs is discolored with fading in portions. However, the 130 plates are all in very good condition. The portfolio has mild wear, with one minor "indent" in the front cover, but is in good condition. Provenance: Estate of Russell Johanson, Ravenna Rare Books, Seattle, WA. We ship most items in-house with the exception of furniture, large or heavy artwork, heavier items or extremely fragile items.

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A Portfolio of Ecclesiastical Designs

Estimate $75 - $150Sep 27, 2018
Davenport, WA, USA
Auction Curated By:
Grant Zahajko
American Art Antiques & Collectibles