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THE TREASURY OF THE SIPHNEANS AT DELPHI - Kennedy, Clarence - 1929. 
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts 1929 - Portfolio, approximately 20" x 12" (50 x 30 cm), containing 64 gelatin silver prints mounted on heavy board, preceded by a single folded leaf with the title page, a listing of the 64 plates, and a colophon that reads: "The plates were printed by Clarence Kennedy directly from the film negative, on Athena Paper, manufactured by the Eastman Kodak Company. The type was prepared at the Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Of this volume fifty-seven copies have been printed, of which this is number 17." This collection of 64 photographs was issued as Studies in the History and Criticism of Sculpture Volume IV, which was part of an eventual seven-volume series of photographic portfolios by Kennedy. This scholar-photographer (1892-1972) was appointed director of Smith College's division of graduate studies in Europe in 1925. This followed by only a few years his studies as a Charles Eliot Norton Fellow of Harvard University at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. According to the National Gallery, Kennedy mounted and assembled each edition himself, and issued each one in extremely limited numbers. The Siphnean Treasury in Delphi dates from approximately 530 BC; the phorographs are of its frieze. The photographs themselves are in fine condition; the collection is collated and complete. The title and contents leaf shows some light soil and handling creases. The portfolio, which is covered in deep blue cloth with front cover and spine paper title labels, has one internal 2"inch cloth break at the bottom of the front hinge, and the top cover is lightly speckled, possibly from paint. The tape ties are present. Many of the copies are owned by universities, and there do not seem to be any auction records extant. Additional photographs are available by request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Barbara Farnsworth, Bookseller, A.B.A.A.]
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